Indonesia: Coping with the Bung

"I am glad to be here and I am looking forward to my assignment," announced the U.S.'s new Ambassador to Indonesia, Marshall Green, 49, arriving at Djakarta airport.

Spoken like a true diplomat, since Green undoubtedly knew the well-rehearsed sort of welcome he could expect. Act I took place at the Presidential Palace, where he presented his credentials, and consisted of champagne toasts with President Sukarno, together with a cordial lecture from the Bung on how U.S.-Indonesia relations were at their lowest ebb, all because U.S. policies in Viet Nam and Malaysia were...

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