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Indonesia, U.S. to hold military exercise amid heightened Indo-Pacific tensions
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Indonesia, U.S. to hold military exercise amid heightened Indo-Pacific tensions

U.S. Commanding General for the 7th Infantry Division Major General Stephen G. Smith speaks during a news conference ahead of the Super Garuda Shield 2022 joint excercise, at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Willy KurniawanRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJAKARTA, July 29 (Reuters) - Some 4,000 soldiers mostly from Indonesia and the United States will conduct a joint military exercise next week that underscores "the importance we place on a free and open Indo-Pacific region," a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.The annual "Super Garuda Shield" exercise, which the United States called "significantly larger in scope and scale than previous exercises", comes against a backdrop of heightened tensions with China over the la...