U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged Indonesia to press ahead with reforms to its military.
During a speech in Jakarta on Wednesday, Rice said a reformed and effective Indonesian military is in the interest of all countries in the region.
She praised the country at the end of her two-day tour for shaking off the legacy of autocratic rule and withstanding what she called the horrific trial of the tsunami disaster end the end of 2004.
The United States restored military ties with Indonesia last year and has come under criticism from some human rights groups who believe the move was premature.
U.S. military aid to Indonesia was restricted 13 years ago and cut altogether in 1999 over the military's human rights abuses in East Timor.
Later Wednesday, Rice flies to Australia for regional security talks with her Australian and Japanese counterparts.