By Andrew T H Tan
After September 11, the U.S.-led international warfare on terrorism has intruded into an already complicated defense atmosphere within the Malay archipelago, domestic to the world’s biggest inhabitants of Muslims, with the capability to catalyze or unharness additional dynamics which may destabilize the quarter. This ebook argues that, given the lifestyles of a discrete Malay archipelago safeguard complicated, with its safety linkages and interactive dynamics, it's a fallacy for the us to procedure this zone basically throughout the prism of world counter-terrorism. as an alternative, any strategic coverage in the direction of the zone has to be based upon a deep appreciation of the present Malay archipelago protection complex.
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The United States also sent 660 soldiers to the southern Philippines in January 2002 to help train and support the Philippine Armed Forces in counterinsurgency operations against the Al Qaeda–linked Abu Sayaff Group. 10 Terrorism 25 The conflation of so many different objectives indicated a lack of clarity with regards to strategic aims. S. 11 In short, the strategy of the United States in the global war on terrorism after 9-11 has emphasized the application of the overwhelming military power that the United States possesses in abundance.
S. demonstrations in Indonesia, which culminated in calls to “sweep” and expel citizens of the United States. -led Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was predictably critical, as it was seen as an unjust attack on a Muslim country. S. ”108 The deadly terrorist attack in Bali in October 2002, which killed 202 people, came as a shock. However, the assertions by the United States and other Western states that the attack was carried out by a shadowy organization known as the Jemaah Islamiah was initially met with widespread denial and skepticism.
All the dead and most of the injured were Indonesians. A year later, in October 2005, a second JI bomb attack 28 S e c u r i t y S t r at e g i e s i n t h e A s i a - Pa c i f i c took place in Bali, this time carried out by three suicide bombers. 24 This was followed by the spectacular bombings at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in Jakarta during July 2009, which targeted a high-powered business meeting of Western business executives. Nine people were killed and more than 50 injured. 25 The Origins and Development of the JI Network The JI, however, is not a new network, as its origins can be traced to the abortive Darul Islam (DI) rebellion in the 1950s, which had aimed to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia.
Security Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: The United States' ''Second Front '' in Southeast Asia by Andrew T H Tan