American and Indonesian soldiers during the Garuda Shield military exercise. Photo: Facebook
American and Indonesian soldiers during the Garuda Shield military exercise. Photo: Facebook
Indonesia

US and Indonesia stage joint military drill as Washington steps up engagement with Southeast Asia

  • More than 4,500 army personnel are taking part in the largest-ever Garuda Shield exercise, seen as a significant commitment as Covid-19 rages
  • Analysts say the drill and foreign minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to the US are part of Jakarta’s efforts to strengthen ties with the Biden administration

Topic |   Indonesia
American and Indonesian soldiers during the Garuda Shield military exercise. Photo: Facebook
American and Indonesian soldiers during the Garuda Shield military exercise. Photo: Facebook
READ FULL ARTICLE