In the book One Crowded Hour, Tim Bowden wrote about the 1964 war between Malaysia and Indonesia. At a pivotal point in the war, the British (who were helping Malaysia) sent an officer to ask a tribal group named the Gurkhas for help with a special mission. They were politically autonomous and didn’t have to participate in the war – although they often agreed to help when asked. So, the British officer asked them to help with a mission that involved jumping out of airplanes behind enemy lines and fighting their way back to the front to make an opening for the British to exploit. After talking about it, they unexpectedly rejected the request. The next day, however, one of their leaders sought out the British officer who made the request, and explained that they had discussed the matter further and would jump under certain conditions.