Presenting a case study of U.S. policy towards a third world ally, this collection documents the often conflicting interests which arose between the U.S. and President Marcos. Events covered include the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr.; the rise of Communist and Muslims insurgencies during the 1970s and 1980s; the emergence of a small, but vocal, opposition movement in the United States; and Marcos' fall in 1986.
The Philippines document set provides a superb case study of United States policy toward a Third World country that it deems politically, economically and strategically vital. These documents trace the evolution of these often competing interests through the 20-year rule of the charismatic, politically saavy, yet ruthless Mr. Marcos.
For example, the Philippines collection provides an unprecedented portrait of: