World: Sukarno's Army

Russian-supplied MIG jet fighters zoomed low over Djkarta last week as Indonesia's military might assembled for Armed Forces Day. In the harbor below steamed Indonesia's newest warship, the Russian-built cruiser Irian. Through the streets drove marines in Soviet amphibious troop carriers and a battery of Russian-made ground-to-air missiles. An ironic counterpoint was provided by a youth brigade carrying bamboo spears.

Although he now has West Irian safely in his grasp, Indonesia's President Sukarno has called for the continued massive build-up of Indonesia's army. His purpose: to be ready for any other chance to...

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