Police Academy 1

By the end of the six-week course, the 24 students will have fired more than 30,000 bullets. Watching Captain Ardiansyah Daulay, a 28-year-old trainee who is pumping hundreds of practice rounds out of a shiny new 9-mm Glock, Jake Wohlman, the American regional-security officer overseeing the counterterrorism project, observes, "It's all about repetition. When they're finished, these guys will be the new Úlite."

That emerging Úlite is Task Force 88, an Indonesian crack police unit created by the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service as part of its program to develop local antiterrorism specialists in countries allied with...

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