Thursday, March 04, 2004

This Could Threaten PSI

Some of you may already know this, but for those who don't the US has been instrumental in organizing an international interdiction effort on the world's oceans called the Proliferation Security Initiative, or PSI. This effort has been credited with the interception of nuclear material to Libya and the uncovering of Pakistan's involvement in nuclear proliferation through Dr. Khan. (It's rumored that the current US push in Pakistan may have come out of the Khan disclosure, making it even a bigger deal than previously thought.) However, there is something called the Law of the Sea Treaty. Apparently, LOST died during the Reagan era but was resurrected under Clinton and now is getting new life under Bush with the help of Richard Lugar. If Gaffney's take is true, then LOST is something we should lose and fast.

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