Indonesian defence minister visits Washington to finalise F-15 purchase

Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (right) and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin on 10 June 2022 in Singapore.
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (right) and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin on 10 June 2022 in Singapore. © Chad J. McNeeley/Department of Defense/UPI/MaxPPP
Prabowo Subianto is meeting this week with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and CIA Director William Burns. Despite financial difficulties and anti-corruption procedures, Jakarta continues to rearm, with Washington's backing, in the hope of confronting Beijing. [...] (255 words)
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