China deems "Super Garuda Shield" military exercise between US, Indonesia as threat in region
16,774 views Aug 12, 2022 The US has been participating in military drills on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Super Garuda Shield joint exercises began in early August. Partner nations have included -- for the first time -- Australia, Japan and Singapore. More than 5,000 soldiers from 14 countries are participating -- the biggest joint force since these exercises were established in 2009. China regards the expanded drills as a threat, and has accused the US of forming an Indo-Pacific alliance similar to NATO.