This book, based on extensive original research, examines the role of the military in Indonesian politics. It looks at the role of the military historically, examines the different ways it is involved in politics, and considers how the role of the military might develop in what is still an uncertain future.
Contents:1. The problematic role of the TNI -- 2. Context, continuity and change -- 3. The functional structure of the TNI -- 4. Factions, reform and reassertion -- 5. The political economy of the TNI -- 6. The more things change.