Indonesia: The Bung's Bounce

"Here I am, Sukarno, President and Great Leader of the Revolution. I will not retreat one step or even one milli meter!" There he was indeed, full of bombast and braggadocio, munching cake and sipping orangeade — and apparently back on top of the heap. After five months of submission to his anti-Communist generals, Indonesia's Pres ident last week demonstrated the rea sons behind his reputation as Southeast Asia's most durable politician.

Almost as if his own position had never been in jeopardy, Sukarno blithely fired Defense Minister Abdul Haris Nasution, leader of the anti-Red forces that put down...

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