The Indonesian Military's Last Years in East Timor: An Analysis of Its Secret Documents

TitleThe Indonesian Military's Last Years in East Timor: An Analysis of Its Secret Documents
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMoore, S
JournalIndonesia
Pagination9-44
ISBN Number0019-7289
KeywordsArmed forces, Government documents, Referendums
Abstract

In its retreat form East Timor after the referendum of Aug 30, 1999, the Indonesian military managed to remove or destroy nearly all of the documents that it had accumulated over the 24-years of the occupation. The military's scorched earth operation certainly quickened the Herculean task of eliminating many of these documents.