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THE INDONESIAN MILITARY (TNI) ASKED TO ANTICIPATE RAPID GLOBAL CHANGES

COMMENTARY 17.01.2017

When briefing in the Indonesian military (TNI) 2017 leadership meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017, President Joko Widodo requested that the military must always anticipate the rapid global changes. The policy making decisions must be implemented to anticipate various problems and challenges. The changes seem to be rapid because when a problem has been settled, a new problem emerges.

During the meeting, the Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo also confirmed that the military should immediately move and respond as Indonesia holds a strategic position in the global competition when viewed from the geographical conditions. However, Gen. Gatot said that the global competition turns into a conspiracy of various countries. The result will likely be a tremendous threat for Indonesia. The role of the Indonesian National Military -TNI is very important to continue the life of the nation at a time when Indonesia is facing global competition.

What about the Indonesian economy if associated with global competition? It probably means that global competition is a form of competition involving several countries. In the competition, it takes ways and strategies and modern technologies to compete with other countries. The other thing is that the power of capital and national stability provides a strong influence in the competition. As a result, in a global competition, it is ascertained that  developed countries have a potential and opportunity to always be able to exist. Indonesia should be keen to examine global competition which also leads to intense competition in employment, especially for local communities because it relates to technological progress.

The Indonesian Military -TNI should stand together with the people to anticipate and address global competition wisely. TNI also have to increase their knowledge because in the future the war is not only a physical competition, but also rather the technological race. Those who are left behind in the technology will be affected and will likely to lose the war.

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