Indonesia's Military

NPR's Michael Sullivan reports from Jakarta on efforts by Indonesia's new civilian government to bring the military under tighter control. The Indonesian military has been a dominant force in governing the country, especially for the last three decades. The government of President Abdurrahman Wahid is trying to impose civilian authority over Indonesian generals, who've wielded considerable power. The military's reputation has been tarnished by the way it has handled violence in East Timor.



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