10 May 2012

John Haglelgam

From New Flags Flying

In 1986, after independence, the Federated States of Micronesia signed a Compact of Free Association with the USA, which made FSM responsible for its own affairs, subject always to the security interest of the US. Michael Powles discussed the background to this arrangement, and its current workings, with John Haglelgam, now a teacher at the College of Micronesia, who served as FSM's second president from 1987 to 1990.