The Philippines Marcos Seizes the Offensive

The deposed President accuses the U.S. of a coup conspiracy

Ferdinand Marcos may be down and he may be out, but he is hardly ready to be consigned to the history books just yet. Last week the ousted President of the Philippines and his supporters sought to seize the offensive by both word and deed. From his exile in Hawaii, Marcos in an interview with TIME boldly charged a direct American role in a "conspiracy for a coup d'etat" that he claimed was quashed by loyal forces before he fled the Philippines on Feb. 26. In interviews with a Manila radio station, the former dictator also reversed his calls of just...

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