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New US base in RI’s backyard

  • The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali | Thu, November 17 2011 | 06:59 am
New US base in RI’s backyard

PREMIUM Indonesia has questioned the motive behind the United States’ move to turn Darwin, the Australian city closest to Indonesia, into a de facto US military base, warning that it could create mistrust among countries in the region.

“What I would hate to see is for the agreement to provoke a reaction and counter-reaction that would create a vicious cycle of tensions and mistrust,” Indonesi...