The Netherlands: Emergency Landing

The Dutch countryside was in a virtual state of siege. Highways were blocked. The Hague was guarded by helicopters, tanks, bloodhounds and 5,000 state troopers and other police. Could this have been The Netherlands, Europe's haven of democratic tolerance? "We are taking no chances," explained a mustachioed constabulary captain. "We are applying what we call a Nixon or a Kosygin risk factor."

The occasion was the arrival of Indonesia's President Suharto, the first Indonesian ruler to make a state visit to the former mother country since the islands attained independence in 1949....

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