So Washington mentions in passing that the U.S. is in some way involved in military action in the Philippines, somewhere in the Sulu islands (isn't there still talk of Sulu pirates?). It's supposedly a matter of assisting or training government troops, and then all this vanishes from the news. Suddenly, I'm remembering all the stuff in My Weekly Reader about fighting the evil Huks and heroic Ramon Magsaysay. Google news search on Jolo Sulu military yields plenty of coverage that's current and from around the world. I've always wondered whether the CIA had anything to do with funding for My Weekly Reader!
Rantor, founding member of the International League of Luddites, headquartered in South Austin, Texas 78704, celebrates National Indignation Week every day of the year.