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The U.S. military is currently debating how best to use Indonesia to help in the war against terrorism. The Pentagon is eager to continue training Indonesia's troops in order to strengthen the U.S. foothold in Southeast Asia. But NPR's Eric Westervelt reports that Indonesia's young democracy and its military's past human rights violations are making the U.S. federal government cautious.

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