THE PHILIPPINES: Hope Against the Huks

It was a great week for Ramon Magsaysay (rhymes with fog-sigh-sigh), Defense Secretary of the Philippines.

Last month, Magsaysay alerted all military installations at Manila, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the founding of the Communist-led Huk organization. Magsaysay was sure that the Huks would try to celebrate by an attack. Magsaysay s men caught 40 Huks as they stole into town to try to free six members of the Philippine Communist Party's politburo who had been captured last fall. He put the 40 in jail, sent the six politburocrats...

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