The purpose of this study is to determine the urgency of TNI involvement in the Legislative Institution in determining the defense budget. In doing so, we analyzed the involvement of TNI in the Determination of Defense Budget in Legislative Institutions using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. This study uses qualitative methods by collecting data through interviews with a number of informants, both academics in the field of the defense budget and in the field of defense analysis. Through AHP, researchers found that there are four aspects in determining defense budgets in the Legislative Institution, namely: 1) Political aspect; 2) Aspect of human resource capacity; 3) Institutional Aspect, and 4) Aspect of the Role of the Government. This study found that for the determination of the defense budget, the political aspect ranks the first dominant among other aspects, reaching 56.4%, and then it was followed by institutional aspects of 15.2%, aspects of human resource capacity of 14.9% and aspects of government roles of 13.5%. Based on those results, by considering these four aspects, this study also found with the involvement of TNI in budget decisions in the House, the defense budget can increase until synthesis of 60.9%.
Tri Nugroho is a postgraduate student at the Department of Political Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia.
Arry Bainus is affiliated to the Departement of International Relations, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.
Wawan Budi Darmawan is affiliated to the Departement of Political Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.