Indonesia: The Communists Try a Comeback

Indonesia's Communist party was all but wiped out in the wave of anti-Communist slaughter that followed the party's abortive coup in 1965. Since the pogrom, Indonesia's leadership has warned time and again that the Com munists were plotting a comeback. So often was the message repeated that most Indonesians came to pay it scant attention. This month the government produced evidence that even the most hard-nosed skeptics could not ignore: the army announced that it had broken up an incipient guerrilla movement in East Java led by surviving Central Com mittee members...