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Editorial: US base? NIMBY

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, November 18 2011 | 08:48 am

PREMIUM US President Barack Obama dropped a bombshell on the eve of his visit to Indonesia where he will be attending the East Asia Summit (EAS). He announced a deal with Australia that would practically turn the port city of Darwin into a US military base.

For Indonesia, or for most Southeast Asian nations for that matter, the move is not exactly the kind of signal that they are looking for in te...