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Byline: Iis Gindarsah, Jakarta
Indonesia is facing an increasingly complex environment today. The country's recent defense guidelines have reiterated a wider array of threats such as border disputes, cross-border insurgencies, civil strife and natural disasters.
Consequently, the Indonesian military (TNI) has to gear up for a full-spectrum of missions ranging from conventional contingencies to military operations other than war - including peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance.
The advent of the information age further complicates the TNI's contemporary operational environment. Satellite communication and video teleconferencing now enable top decision-makers and field commanders to acquire real-time information and interactive access to each other. Likewise, the adversaries have similar technological access and launch information warfare against friendly civilian and military …