Skip to comments.Indonesian Counter-Terrorism Forces Reorganized
Posted on 09/17/2010 1:05:11 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "On 15 September, the Indonesian National Police announced that it was reorganizing its counter-terrorim forces as part of a wider restructuring effort. Effective this week, Special Detachment 88, which had previously been part of the detectives division, will now answer directly to the chief of the National Police.
Several observers immediately lauded this change, noting that it will enhance transparency associated with foreign funds (mainly from the U.S. and Australia) used to support Special Detachment 88."
SNIPPET: "The reorganization involving Special Detachment 88 follows last month's creation of the National Anti-Terrorism Agency (known by the initials BNPT) in Jakarta. This new agency will focus largely on "de-radicalizing" captured terrorists, which has been seen as a priority after several released extremists were found to have been repeat offenders."
(Excerpt) Read more at counterterrorismblog.org ...
I appreciate reading about your work Detachment 88 online. It will truly be shame if this reorganization weakens your unit in any manner.
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