[Unpad.ac.id, 7/03/2016] Along with development of technology, the nature and characteristics of the war has shifted; the possibility of a conventional war between the two countries is getting smaller. One of present war that is going on and needs to be watched by Indonesia, is a proxy war.
“Proxy war is not engaged through military force but through various aspects of the life of the nation, either through politics, economics, social and cultural, including the law, “said Commander of The Army Command and Staff College, Agus Sutomo, SE., during a public lecture entitled” Through TNI Social Communication, Building Silaturahmi between TNI and government officials, Society component and/or Family of the Armed Forces in the framework of Proxy War in the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia “in Bale Sawala, Rectorate Building, Jatinangor Building, Monday (7/03).
Agus explained that proxy war is a confrontation between two great powers using replacement players to avoid a direct confrontation to reduce the risk of direct conflict at risk of fatal destruction.
In a proxy war, we could see our opponent and our friend. “It was done by non-state actors, but it certainly is controlled by a state,” said Agus.
Indications proxy war in Indonesia, among others, are separatist movement and the radical movement right/left, mass demonstrations anarchists, the regulatory system and a losing trade, drug trafficking, provocative news media, student brawls, conflicts between groups, as well as the spread of pornography, promiscuity and the LGBT movement.
According to Agus, many countries want to control natural resources in Indonesia through a proxy war. This is due to Indonesia’s soil fertility, its strategic geographical position, and abundant of biological and non-biological resources.
“We must be wise and stay united because the threat of future is increasingly complex and real. We need to anticipate early on, “said Agus.
Agus also asked students to be ready to face Indonesia Gold in 2045. Preparations were made, including through unity, militancy, willpower, and frequent communication.
During the event, the cooperation memo between Unpad and Sesko TNI was signed. The Charter of Cooperation was signed by Sesko TNI Commander and the Rector, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad. The partnership will include education, training, research, and community service.
In addition, Agreement of Cooperation on Education, Research, and Community Service. Cooperation Agreement was signed by Director of Academic Cooperation Sesko TNI, General Bigradir Darlan Harahap, S.I.P and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Padjadjaran Dr. R. Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata, SIP, SSI., MT., M.Sc.
Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / eh