US, Indonesia and 5 Other Nations Hold War Drills Amid China Concerns

U.S. Marines attend the opening ceremony of Super Garuda Shield 2023 in Baluran, East Java, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia and five other nations began annual training exercises Thursday on Indonesia’s main island of Java while China’s increasing aggression is raising concern. American and Indonesian soldiers have held the live-fire Super Garuda Shield drills since 2009, and Australia, Japan and Singapore joined last year. The United Kingdom […]

US Army Chief Seeks Closer Security Ties With Indonesia Amid Tensions in South China Sea

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Army Chief of Staff James McConville met with Indonesia’s top defense official on Friday to push for stronger security ties amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region. McConville said he and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto discussed ways to deepen cooperation, including enhanced military exercises between the countries. […]