In order to address it’s modern day appeal to humanitarianism (to appear credible), a Western state has to deal with its recent past.
Historian: Dutch Army’s Violence in former Dutch Indies was structural
Swiss Dutch historian Remy Limpach has published a book in which he claims that extreme violence by the Dutch Army in Indonesia (then the Dutch Indies) from 1945-1949 was structural and not incidental. He claims that it left behind a trail of burning villages and dead bodies. Limpach writes about extreme torture and killings of prisoners without process as well as random shootings on civilians, including women, children and the elderly.