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US offered F-16s ‘to anticipate rising China’

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, December 7 2011 | 10:25 am
US offered F-16s ‘to anticipate rising China’

PREMIUM APThe United States has reportedly asked for Indonesia’s help to counter the increasing influence of China, particularly in the South China Sea, which some foreign policy analysts say reflects the US’ strategy of “proxy by war”.

An Indonesian source, who closely followed the contacts between the two countries, recently told The Jakarta Post that the US had asked Indonesia to receive...