June 9, 2008


US, Indonesia Combine Efforts to Fight Trans-national Crime, Terrorism: The United States and Indonesia have agreed to fight trans-national crime and strengthen efforts to combat terrorism, during a visit to Jakarta by the U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey. VOA Correspondent Nancy-Amelia Collins in Jakarta has more. (Nancy-Amelia Collins, 09 June 2008, VOA News)

The United States recently lifted its travel warning on Indonesia, citing improved security conditions.

Mukasey also praised Indonesia's efforts to combat terrorism.

"Like Indonesia, the United States has faced terrorist threats and terrorist attacks," he said. "We share the challenge of combating violent extremists, while protecting basic civil liberties in the process. Indonesia has been effective in the apprehension and conviction of terrorists and extremists organizations."

In recent years, Indonesia suffered a series of terrorist attacks blamed on the regional terrorist network, Jemaah Islamiyah.

The authorities have arrested more than 300 militants, in the last several years, saying they have seriously damaged JI and its ability to carry out terrorist attacks.

...until just recently to realize that W had revolutionized American relations with India, how long before they figure out what he's done in Indonesia?

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Posted by Orrin Judd at June 9, 2008 11:26 AM
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