General who brought East Timor peace returns 20 years later

The Australian army general who led an international peacekeeping mission that ended a bloody rampage that followed East Timor's vote for independence has returned to the national capital Dili to mark a 20th anniversary since his arrival.

Peter Cosgrove had just been appointed the commander of 10,000 troops that comprised the International Force in East Timor when he first arrived in the razed city on Sept. 19, 1999. Pro-Indonesian militias had run riot since the East Timorese overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia at a ballot on Aug. 30, 1999.