Rain soaked the guests, and someone made off with $5,000 worth of jewelry, but all things considered, the big day was a success. Put on by the U.S. Naval Base at Subic Bay, the giant Philippine-American Friendship Fiesta was a needed gesture of good will aimed at the 60,000 inhabitants of the city of Olongapo. There were baseball and basketball games, beer and hot dogs, even a troupe of dancers from Manila. But last week, once the fiesta was over, base and Olongapo city were back to normal—a relationship as curious and precarious as any now existing between the U.S....

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