U.S. stood by as Indonesia killed a half-million people: Papers

The New York Times quoted John Roosa, a UBC history professor, about the purge of Indonesians in 1965-66.

Roosa, who wrote a book on the event, said “the U.S. was following what was happening very closely, and if it weren’t for its support, you could argue that the army would never have felt the confidence to take power.”