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Garuda Shield Drills Underway With U.S. Focus On Peacekeeping

June 13 2011


The Indonesian and U.S. armies have started a joint exercise in Bogor, West Java, reports Antara News, Indonesia's national news agency.

The annual Garuda Shield drills, designed to improve interoperability between the two armed forces, stress peacekeeping operations, Indonesian officials said.

The Indonesian army is training with elements of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) in command-post and field exercises.

The exercise is scheduled to conclude on June 22.

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