06 July 2017

News Story: Indonesian, U.S. navies hold joint military exercise

JAKARTA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian and the U.S. navies' mariner units (Marine Corps) commenced on Wednesday a joint military exercise aimed at improving combat planning of both nations' mariner units.

The joint exercise, entitled Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) on Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), will run until Friday. It is being held in Indonesian mariner's base of Gedangan in the city of Sidoargo in East Java province.

"The SMEE MDMP program was created to enhance Indonesian navy's defense cooperation, particularly between Indonesian and the U.S. mariners so as to improve their war planning skills in every element," Indonesia's Mariner's Third Infantry Battalion Commander Prasetyo Pinandito said.

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