Indonesia: December 16, 2002


 Despite new laws and mighty efforts by the new government, there are still plenty of officers and troops in the armed forces who work for themselves. This includes military men who take sides in religious and political disputes, and even includes some who support Islamic radicals. These troops see being partisan as a military tradition, and in Indonesia it is. Discipline is lax, control of the all military units by the high command is shaky and no one seems to have a fix for this mess.




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