INDONESIA: Winksmanship

At Bandung President Sukarno was in his element: standing on a platform with thousands of upturned faces before him. He spoke with the confidence of a shrewd gambler who has doubled his bets, week after week, and won them all. The rebels, he cried, were nearly finished. The "foreign adventurers from Formosa and the U.S." had been foiled. He suggested that the U.S. "conduct a reappraisal of its policy" with regard to Indonesia. There was nothing to fear, Sukarno boasted, because "all I have to do is wink" and "volunteers" would come pouring in from Red China and the...

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