The United States – Indonesian Military Relationship in Countering Terrorism in Indonesia
This paper focuses in providing an overview of international aid given to Indonesia because foreign aid plays an integral role in the country’s securitization terrorism. Terrorism poses a serious threat to Indonesian security. A series of terrorist attacks that caused many people killed since the Bali bombing in 2002 indicate that Indonesia is a conducive country for the terrorist activities. Therefore, the United States government has placed Indonesia as a base for its campaign "the global war on terrorism" in Southeast Asia. Following the incidences of the 9/11 attacks and the 2002 Bali bombings, the US government has provided assistances in countering terrorism in the country. Meanwhile, assistances have also been being provided by the US government to Indonesia in combating terrorism in the country in military aspect. They have a commitment to work together in fighting terrorism. This paper discusses military forms of aid given by the US to fight terrorism in Indonesia.
Keywords— Fight Terrorism, International aid, Securitization, Terrorism, United States.