Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan with Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters

US to stage joint exercises with Indonesian special forces in bid to improve military ties

  • The two sides said the United States was looking to normalise relations with Kopassus and hold a joint exercise next year
  • US ties with Kopassus have been limited because of human rights abuses in the 1990s
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Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan with Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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