By William M. Carpenter
That includes contributions via a amazing team of overseas safeguard and Asia specialists, this completely revised and up-to-date version of Asian safety guide makes a speciality of the hot demanding situations to protection within the Asia-Pacific area provided through overseas terrorism. It experiences ''old'' protection realities lined in prior variants, and highlights more moderen protection matters within the zone, together with the North Korean probability, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the longer term U.S.-China contention. the recent variation has been thoroughly reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the level for the country-by-country profiles and exams of the political-security scenario in twenty-three person international locations. a brand new appendix on overseas Terrorist enterprises is additionally integrated.
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The So San was purportedly carrying two thousand tons of cement. S. forces found hidden beneath bags of cement fifteen Scud missiles (believed to be Scud Cs with a range of approximately 500 km/310 miles), warheads, fuel, and drums of unidentified chemicals. After a standoff the So San was allowed to proceed to Yemen, its designated port of call and the true buyer of the Scud missiles. In an unfortunate proliferation policy lapse, Washington calculated that Yemen’s assistance in the War on Terrorism was vital and, to avoid a diplomatic row, decided to allow the shipment to proceed.
The Howard government’s Defense White Paper Defence 2000: Our Future Defence Force was most recently updated by the document Australia’s National Security: A Defence Update, 2003. ”9 Australia seeks to promote its security interests in the region through a web of bilateral and multilateral ties. ”10 Expanding the update’s vision somewhat, we can see four interrelated key drivers behind Australia’s defense posture in the years ahead. 1. The alliance relationship with the United States: • The war against terror has brought Australia and the United States closer together and will likely continue to do so.
16. S. S. Ship, Transport Targeted in alQaida’s Singapore Plot,” The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, June 19, 2002, online edition. 17. As recounted in The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 156. 32 INTRODUCTION 18. See, for example, Richard D. htm. 19. S. gov, and Bill Gertz, “CIA Says al Qaeda Ready to Use Nukes,” Washington Times, June 3, 2003, pp. A1 and A8. 20. See remarks of the deputy director of Central Intelligence John E. gov. 21. Vice Admiral Lowell E. S. Senate Armed Services Committee, February 12, 2003.