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Indonesia’s military wants its lost powers back

JAKARTA – More than two decades ago, democratic reforms ended the Indonesian military’s dwifungsi (dual-function) role that had underpinned the 32-year rule of authoritarian leader President Suharto since the anti-communist bloodletting of the 1960s. In doing so, the uniformed branch was effectively removed from the political equation, even if it has retained considerable influence through a nationwide […]

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