‘Keep the Indonesian Pot Boiling’: Western Covert Intervention in Indonesia, October 1965–March 1966

@article{Easter2005KeepTI,
  title={‘Keep the Indonesian Pot Boiling’: Western Covert Intervention in Indonesia, October 1965–March 1966},
  author={David Easter},
  journal={Cold War History},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={55 - 73}
}
  • D. Easter
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
This study examines the role played by the West in the destruction of the Indonesian communist party, the PKI, and the removal of the radical Indonesian president, Sukarno, in 1965–66. After the murder of six generals in October 1965 the Indonesian army massacred thousands of communists and seized power from Sukarno. The United States secretly helped the army in this period by providing intelligence, arms, medicines and radios and by giving assurances that Britain would not attack Indonesia… 
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