Regions / Timor-Leste

Prodded in part by the Bush administration, the UN withdrew from East Timor too early. After several months of violence convulsed the island nation, the UN and the United States now have a second chance to get it right.

East Timor

Since Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor in 1975, the U.S. has supplied the Indonesian army with more than $1 billion in arms.