INDONESIA: Unyielding Son

In one of Indonesia's many crises three years ago, a young army officer named Zulkifli Lubis helped President Soekarno out of a tight spot. He was one of the officers who stood by the President when a rampaging mob, urged on by one faction of the army, sacked the House of Representatives and stormed the presidential palace.

The infant republic of Indonesia was in trouble again last week, and once again Colonel Lubis, now 33 and the army's deputy chief of staff, was in the thick of it, but not on Soekarno's side. The officers who lead Indonesia's quarter-million-man army were...

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