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Kopassus: Inside Indonesia's Special Forces

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In a nation where the military has played an influential social and political role since its founding, perhaps no unit has wielded more power-and seen more action-than Kopassus, Indonesia's Special Forces. From the jungles of Irian Jaya to the backrooms of Jakarta's most powerful political figures, this elite group of commandos has influenced nearly every major policy deci ...more
Print on Demand (Paperback), 352 pages
Published February 15th 2004 by Equinox Publishing (first published November 16th 2002)
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Irwan Joe
Buku ini merupakan tulisan pertama tentang Kopassus. Buku ini mengupas sejarah Kopassus sejak Slamet Rijadi mengutarakan keinginannya untuk mempunyai pasukan komando kepada Kawilarang di Ambon. Buku ini cukup menarik jika anda senang dengan sejarah. Beberapa kesalahan kecil terdapat pada asal daerah Moeng dan SM Kartosuwiryo. Keduanya berasal dari etnik Jawa dan bukan Sunda seperti diceritakan oleh Conboy
Franky Rengkung
Conboy bukan orang Indonesia tapi dia menulis tentang Kopassus, hal ini tentu saja luar biasa sekali. Saya senang membaca buku ini karena ada beberapa hal yang menjadi jelas untuk saya, salah satunya kisah tentang Si Tahril yang ikut memerangi PERMESTA di Minahasa. Kisah tentang si Tahril anggota RPKAD tahun 1958 yang terluka parah adalah salah satu kisah menarik bagaimana Operasi Merdeka APRI meskipun mengerahkan pasukan elitnya kesulitan menghadapi Permesta yang sebagian besar adalah masyaraka ...more
Ambar
The must read book about the history of Indonesia's Special Forces. This book has extensive sources from interview with witness, ex-members and active members of Kopassus to build chronological involvement to secret operations from Permesta (with CIA covert in Sumatra), Serawak, to Papua. Conboy also unmasked some political struggle inside Kopassus, including dissatisfaction and rivalry among the top officers.
Kris Wijoyo
gw beli ni buku waktu kelas 1 sma, pas pertama kali terbit. gw paling suka baca bagian perang di Tim-timnya, mulai dari penokohan Dading Kalbuadi, operasi komodo. bagian laen yang seru waktu M. Idjon Janbi mantan baret merah belanda disuruh bikin pasukan komando..kisah ini ngasih inspirasi buat gw dalam membuat sesuatu dari awal...
Chandra Wirawan
Aug 15, 2007 Chandra Wirawan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: know Indonesian army history
Army has long history and many tragedy in Indonesia, influence authority of government, influenced by foreign army.
Danny Lazuardi
Ow jadi gitu yah...??? *au ah,like i care anyway :P*
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