The Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) Role, Prospects and Implications
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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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.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations