Indonesia's police and military forces should be working together to
subdue insurgencies, combat crime and crack down on terrorism. Last
week, however, for the 15th time in the last two years, they battled
each other. Some 60 air force personnel attacked a police station in
East Jakarta, killing one policeman and wounding two others as they
ransacked the office.
The clash began on March 2 after Air Force First Sergeant Budianto was
arrested following a fight with a civilian. His colleagues came to the
station demanding his release and, in an attempt...
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