INDONESIA: Born Yesterday

The baby Republic of Indonesia, just 26 months old, is trying to walk a neutral course down the shaky sidewalk of Southeast Asia. In its uncertainty, it makes a policy of staring haughtily at friendly nods of recognition. Last week a U.S. offer of a mere $8,000,000 worth of technical and economic aid was enough to send the Indonesian parliament into a dither of protests that might yet bring the government tumbling down, cradle and all.

Cry Imperialism. Last January U.S. Ambassador Merle Cochran sent the Mutual Security Pact offer across to Foreign...

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