A Matter of Small Consequence
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Tragedy of East Timor
By Jerry Sweeney
This article appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of The Independent Review.
Few Americans had even heard of East Timor before it emerged as a global hotspot in the 1990s. But the East Timorese knew much about the United States, whose navy had taken an interest in the submarine-friendly deep-water channel to its north.