Foreign Relations: Formula from the Philippines


The nation last week offered a vibrant welcome to an Asian statesman who stands to lose more than an argument if the U.S. reneges on its commitments across the Pacific. Only ten months after a resounding election victory, President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines flew to Washington for a state visit that meant far more to him, and his hosts, than the usual red-carpeted round of pleasantries. For Marcos, it represented a threefold opportunity — to renew a long-standing bond of friendship with the U.S., to make a case for...

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