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Indonesia reactivates Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

5th June 2018 - 15:14 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The Indonesian government has reactivated the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in response to emerging terrorism fears, administration officials have confirmed.

Announced on 21st May by Indonesian presidential officials, the move comes in the face of emerging “multi-dimensional threats,” according to the administration. The re-establishment of the JSOC will result in special operations forces from across the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) supporting law enforcement and paramilitary forces in internal counter-terrorism (CT) operations. 

The reactivation of the JSOC, also known as “Koopssusgab,” follows multiple terror attacks in Surabaya, East Java, during the first half of May by Islamic State affiliated groups. 

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Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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