The Commander of the Indonesian Military (TNI) Air Chief Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto has made the former Vice General Commander of the Army’s Special Forces Kopassus Maj. Gen. Richard TH Tampubolon the new commander of the TNI’s Special Operations Command (Koopsus). Koopsus is an elite force tasked with executing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s counter-terrorism agenda. Richard replaces Maj. Gen. (ret) Rohadi, who entered his mandatory retirement age last month.

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