Medical Care as the Carrot.
What is it about?
The war of decolonization in Indonesia 1945-1949 was charaterized by a Dutch military carrot and stick-strategy. Medical care was the carrot, intended to pacify civiklianas, get them back on Dutch side and, misusing the doctor-patient confidentiality, trying to het information about the Indonesian army. Red Cross aid was more a national than a humanitarian task.
Why is it important?
It is a contribution to the discussion on the relationship between Red Cross-aid and military endeavours, and the discussion on medical neutrality.
The following have contributed to this page: Leo van Bergen