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Modernization of Indonesia's military in question

  • Dwi Atmanta

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, March 1 2008 | 03:26 am

PREMIUM Many may have expected more from U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' recent visit to Indonesia, coming as it did at a time the country was forced to further cut its defense spending. Washington's offer to sell six 1990 F-16 jet fighters to Jakarta came as a confusing signal from a superpower that considers Indonesia a key partner in its efforts to maintain stability in Asia, the world's ...