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Accession Number ADA589879
Title New Chapter of the United States-Indonesia Defense Relations: Reengagement through IMET.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 117p
Personal Author F. W. Inkiriwang
Abstract Indonesia is of strategic importance to the United States. Hence, the United States has contributed to helping the country develop its military since it achieved independence. Various programs, including International Military Education and Training (IMET), have given Indonesian military personnel access to U.S. doctrine and tactics. The two countries view IMET as an indicator of their defense relationship. However, due to the dynamics and changes in priorities of interest between the United States and Indonesia, the IMET program has experienced ups and downs. For over a decade, the U.S. Congress imposed a ban on the IMET program for the Indonesian military. During this period, Indonesia's access to U.S. professional military education was significantly reduced. Nevertheless, after negotiations and shifts in U.S. national interest priorities after 9/11, the U.S. fully resumed the IMET program for Indonesia. Now the two countries build their mutual and complementary interests through IMET as well as through other programs such as exercises and training in counterterrorism, maritime security, and stability operations. These programs help foster personal and professional relationships that support good nation-to-nation relations. Understanding the causes of the U.S. ban on IMET for Indonesia assists both countries in maintaining and strengthening their relationship.
Keywords Cold war
Cold war period
Defense cooperation
Defense relations
Department of defense
Foreign internal defense
Foreign military financing
Foreign military sales
Foreign policy
Imet ban period
Imet restoration period
Imet(International military education and training)
Indonesian armed forces
International relations
Joint combined exchange and training
Maritime security
Military assistance
Military exercises
Military forces(Foreign)
Military forces(United states)
Military training
Military-to-military relations
Security assistance
Security cooperation
Stability operations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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