9780295976181

Subversion As Foreign Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780295976181

  • ISBN10:

    0295976187

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
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Summary

Based on access to secret documents and interviews with many of the participants, Subversion as Foreign Policy is an extraordinary account of civil war in Indonesia provoked by President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, and resulting in the killing of thousands of Indonesians and the destruction of much of the country's air force and navy. "This startling new book reveals a covert intervention by the United States in Indonesia in the late 1950s involving, among other things, the supply of thousands of weapons, the creation and deployment of a secret CIA air force and logistical support from the Seventh Fleet. The intervention occurred on such a massive scale that it is difficult to believe it has been kept almost totally secret from the American public for nearly 40 years. And this CIA operation proved to be even more disastrous than the Bay of Pigs". -- San Francisco Chronicle "An exemplary study of an ignominious chapter of the Cold War in Southeast Asia". -- Journal of Asian Studies "Subversion as Foreign Policy is a remarkable book.... The Kahins have provided a rare insight into the workings of U.S. policy towards Indonesia, both clandestine and official". -- London Times Literary Supplement

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(17)
1. Colonial Rule, Revolution, and the Beginnings of American Involvement
20(16)
Colonial Rule
20(2)
The Japanese Occupation
22(3)
The Coming of Independence
25(4)
American Policy during the First Years of the Revolution
29(2)
Change in American Policy: 1948-1949
31(2)
Indonesia's Nonalignment
33(3)
2. Postrevolutionary Realities
36(18)
The Fruits of Independence
36(2)
Sukarno and Hatta
38(5)
Islam in the Republic
43(2)
Persistence of the West Irian Issue
45(1)
The Postrevolutionary Army
46(2)
Army-Civilian Clashes
48(2)
Outcome of the Elections
50(1)
Rivalries and Dissension in the Army
51(3)
3. Dissent in the Regions
54(21)
Toward Regional Autonomy
54(3)
The Colonels Take Action
57(9)
Colonel Husein's Takeover in West Sumatra
57(2)
Colonel Simbolon's Coup Fails in Medan
59(2)
Stalemate in South Sumatra
61(2)
Permesta in Sulawesi
63(2)
Colonel Barlian Acts in South Sumatra
65(1)
Response from the Center
66(2)
The United States Shows Interest
68(1)
Divisions Among the Dissidents
69(2)
Attempts at a Settlement: The Munas Conference
71(4)
4. Genesis of Eisenhower's Indonesian Policy
75(24)
The Indonesia China Analogue
75(4)
Communists' Potential and the West Irian Issue
79(1)
Courting Sukarno
80(3)
Ambassadorial and Policy Shifts
83(4)
Beginnings of a Covert Track
84(3)
The Breakup of Indonesia?
87(4)
Eisenhower Administration Bypasses Its Own Embassy
91(8)
5. Polarization
99(21)
After Munas: From Dissidents to Rebels
99(3)
Beginning of Direct American Contacts
102(4)
Jakarta's Growing Alienation from the West
106(3)
Ambassador Allison's West Irian Plan
109(2)
Rebuff in the United Nations and Seizure of Dutch Properties
111(1)
Cikini: The Attempt to Assassinate Sukarno
112(3)
Compromise Efforts Break Down
115(5)
6. The Rebels Challenge Jakarta
120(23)
Escalation of Covert United States Support
120(5)
Jakarta Asserts a Twelve-Mile Limit
125(2)
The Rebels' Sungai Dareh Conference
127(5)
Colonel Barlian's Misgivings
130(2)
American Pressure
132(2)
Rebels Press Ahead
134(2)
The Rebel Ultimatum on Jakarta
136(4)
The Rebels Proclaim a Separate Government
140(3)
7. Civil War
143(24)
Jakarta's Response
143(3)
Rebel Preparations in Padang
146(2)
Seventh Fleet to Singapore
148(4)
The Government Attacks
152(3)
Western Reactions
155(8)
SEATO
155(3)
View from Washington
158(5)
Jakarta's Military Successes
163(4)
The Fall of Padang
163(2)
Defections in South Sumatra
165(2)
8. Climax and Turning Point
167(29)
Negotiations Rejected
167(2)
Air Power: Pivotal
169(5)
Pressures for Change in American Policy
174(5)
Capture of an American Pilot
179(3)
Washington Reverses Course
182(2)
Jakarta's Victory in Northern Sulawesi
184(1)
The Unites States and Its Allies: Keeping Options Open
185(5)
The Roles of Taiwan and Korea
185(3)
Input of the Philippines
188(2)
End of the Dulles Policy
190(6)
9. End of the Rebellion
196(21)
Protracted Guerrilla Warfare
197(2)
New Attempts at Negotiation
199(2)
The Rebels Shift to a Federal Order (RPI)
201(1)
Cleavages in Rebel Ranks
202(3)
The Catalyst of Soviet Arms
205(4)
Washington's Final Reassessment
209(4)
Disintegration and Surrender of the Rebel Forces
213(4)
Conclusion and Epilogue 217(14)
Biographies of Key Figures 231(7)
A Note on Sources 238(3)
Glossary & Abbreviations 241(4)
Notes 245

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