[Marinir] [hankam] Postur ideal TNI
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Subject: Postur ideal TNI
Indonesia needs an extra 70,000 troops to secure territory
JAKARTA (AFP) Dec 23, 2004
Indonesia's military needs at least 70,000 more troops to ensure
security and would ideally be almost double its current size, a
report Thursday quoted the head of the army as saying. Army Chief
General Ryamizard Ryacudu said that at least 350,000 men were needed
to effectively safeguard the sprawling country and added that the
army's current force only stood at 280,000, the Koran Tempo reported.
Indonesia's military is currently engaged in a major offensive in
the western province of Aceh to stamp out a long-running separatist
rebellion, but is regularly deployed across the archipelago in
violent trouble spots.
Earlier this week, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group
said Indonesia's 280,000-strong police force needed to be doubled if
it was to protect the country from threats including terrorists and
The world's largest Muslim-populated country has been hit by three
major extremist attacks in the past three years, the deadliest being
the October 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people died.
Speaking on Wednesday, Ryacudu said Indonesia's armed forces, which
have been heavily criticised in the past for human rights abuses,
should account for 0.5 to 1.0 percent of a nation's population.
"So that if our population is around 220 million people, armed
forces personnel should number about one million," Ryacudu said.
The army was a personnel intensive force unlike the navy and the
airforce which had to rely on aircraft and vessels, he said, and
therefore should account for the bulk of armed forces personnel.
He said ideally, the army should have around 500,000 men but that
350,000 would be the minimum for an effective force
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