INDONESIA: Waiting Game

Indonesia's civil war has so far appeared more comic opera than tragedy. Yet it is closely watched by men in the U.S. State Department and in other chancelleries, East and West. Many in the free world! who would breathe easier if President Sukarno's Red-propped government tumbled, were examining the Central Sumatran revolution for the two prime requisites of successful revolutions: 1) united, vigorous leadership, and 2) the will to fight. So far, Indonesia's dissidents have shown a disheartening lack of both.

The very sight of government airborne troops seems to be an unnerving...

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