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United States Support for the Marcos Administration and the Pressures that made for Change

Gary Hawes

1986

United States Support for the Marcos Administration and the Pressures that made for Change

Gary Hawes

This article by U.S. Foreign Relations expert, Gary Hawkes, interrogates the so-called American dilemma. How and why to support Marcos in the midst of mounting economic and political pressures? Gawes looks at important issues such as military aid and bases, the economy and opposition to Marcos.

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Hawes, Gary. “United States Support for the Marcos Administration and the Pressures That Made for Change.” Contemporary Southeast Asia 8, no. 1 (1986): 18–36.

Marcos and Beyond: The Philippine Revolution

John Lyons and Karl Wilson (eds.)

1987

Marcos and Beyond: The Philippine Revolution

John Lyons and Karl Wilson (eds.)

In this study, John Lyons and Karl Wilson revisit the dramatic events that led to the People Power Edsa ‘revolution.’ They particularly examined the role of the United States and their reactions to the events as they unfolded in the Philippines. From these events, they looked at the legacy of Marcos and his family as they left the Philippines.

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Lyons, John., Karl. Wilson, and Will. Burgess. Marcos and Beyond : the Philippines Revolution. Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press, 1987.

Waltzing with a Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy

Richard Bonner

1987

Waltzing with a Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy

Richard Bonner

Waltzing with a Dictator is a book by Raymond Bonner, an investigative reporter, who details the involvement of the United States government with the presidency of Ferdinand E. Marcos which lasted for more than two decades. Bonner also narrates how the Marcos dictatorship dealt with its political rivals, most especially Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. who was imprisoned and then assassinated. The author creates a detailed narrative of the events during the Marcos dictatorship using declassified documents from the United States government.

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Bonner, Richard. Waltzing with a Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy. New York, 1987.

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

1985

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

This report was commissioned by the US Committee on Foreign Relations in 1985 as a supplementary document to their initial report entitled “The Situation in the Philippines.” It was based on a three-week field research conducted mostly in Negros Island and Mindanao. Through a series of interviews with government officials, military commanders, and civilians, this document provides a crucial assessment of the counterinsurgency campaign in the Philippines.

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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.