Accession Number:

ADA394218

Title:

The Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) Role, Prospects and Implications

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Much of the uncertainty concerns the prospective political succession to President Suharto. As the Presidents age increasingly poses the succession issue, it is not clear that there is a strong set of institutions to guide a smooth transition. In fact, the only truly integrated national institution is the armed forces known by its Indonesian acronym, ABRI. Exactly because of ABRIs central role in Indonesia, it is essential that the United States and its friends in the region understand the Indonesian military.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE