U.S. military advisors are in the Philippines to help that country quell instability caused by Muslim separatist groups, including a terrorist organization called Abu Sayyaf that has been linked to al Qaeda. A panel talks about how these efforts fit in to the larger war on terrorism and the possible consequences for the U.S. and the Philippines.


  • David Steinberg director of Asian studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Paolo Pasicolan analyst at the Asian Studies Center of the Heritage Foundation
  • Amina Rasul senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace

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