Major Operations (Forcible Entry) in Support of Indonesia
In August, the government moved eight Moluccan political prisoners more than 2,000 kilometers from a remote high-security prison in Nusa Kambangan to a prison much closer to their families.
During his trip to Australia in 2011, President Obama commented, “So let there be no doubt: in the Asia Pacific in the 21st century, the United States of America is all in.” If the United States is “all in” in its rebalance towards the Asia-Pacific, the Navy with the assistance of Congress and the Obama administration should explore ways to do more as China further advances its interests and influence in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
History shows us that the ideals upon which many of these independence movements come to power can quickly be usurped by chaos and instability, and a return to internecine violence. But it also suggests that institutional culture can, in fact, be transmitted or at least influenced, by external organizations through deep or sustained contact. In the case of PETA, many of the IJA's values became the TNI's values. And in spite of the problematic characteristics of the TNI's institutional culture, the corollary point is that positive values can also be ingrained (Conboy, Kenneth J. Kopassus, 2003).
Indonesia is not only the significant player in establishing ASEAN, but also be a meditator in negotiation of Cambodia and Thailand conflict so that prevent clashes between members and maintain the relationships among the members of ASEAN. Not only now but also in the future, Indonesia will be the one who participate the most in ASEAN prosperity.
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Conboy, Kenneth J. Kopassus: Inside Indonesia’s Special Forces. Jakarta: Equinox Publishing, 2003. Print.