Kopaska: No Obstacle Cannot be Defeated

Kopaska: surveillance from the boatWhen you ask people about the name of Indonesian elite force, most likely the answer is Kopassus. That’s correct. But obviously, Kopassus is not the only special forces that Indonesia has. I bet you’ve heard about Kopaska too. If Kopassus is an Army, Korpaskhas is air force,  Kopaska or Komando Pasukan Katak (Frogmen Command) is a Navy. Precisely, it’s a tactical unit for underwater demolition.

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The Legendary and The New Dewaruci

“You, up! Climb the main mast!” the giant ship’s commander told a cadet. Starred straight to that 35.9 meters high pole, the cadet’s gut was immediately shrunken. But in the military life, there is no way you can dispute your chief. So the cadet started to climb. He made it, at last. Although it took …

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Where do You Put Your Books?

The number of our books continues to grow each year. Thus, we need additional space. How do you deal with that? Should we just provide new room annually? Well, it wouldn’t as easy as upgrading a web space. Or, should we keep the good books and throw out the not-so-good ones? It is also difficult …

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Indonesian Military Terms

Military person communicates each other in specific jargon

Have you noticed that the military persons always communicate each other with terms that seem deliberately complicated? Yes, they love very much acronyms and abbreviations. In Indonesia, there has been a widespread use of military acronyms and abbreviations, which facilitates an efficient communication among experts. But meanwhile, it also complicates communication with the public and the international community who are interested to such subject.

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