'those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it'

Depending on how you want to view it, this war and lasted from 1899 to 1900, 1902, 1914, 1920, 1941 or 1946.  It was known by different names such as the Moro War from 1901-1914.

Most of the links give a 1902 date, but many of our WWII Generals cut their teeth fighting the Filipinos in the years before our entry into WWI.

After we "liberated" the Filipino people from Spain, we then fought them for almost two decades.

I was a History Major in College and never knew this history.

I called one of my Professors in 2003, many years after my last class with her and asked her why it wasn't taught. She replied that is "just wasn't taught."

It is estimated that in the "pacification" 4,234 American soldiers were killed and 2,818 were wounded, 200,000 Filipino soldiers and 250,000 - 1 million civilians were killed by 1920.

The Filipinos became independent in 1946.

Sound familiar?

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