ABSTRACT

Regional Maritime Security Initiative: ADM Tom Fargo, USN Commander, US Pacific Command MILOPS, British Columbia, 3 May 2004 - as delivered   [open pdf - 56KB]

This document is a statement of Tom Fargo discussing the concept and reality of the Regional Maritime Security Initiative. "Last year I surveyed some of the significant changes we've seen in the new threat context, and certainly in the Asia-Pacific Theater - changes like the North Korean nuclear capability, transnational threats like drugs, piracy, human trafficking, and - most dangerous - terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. And I should also acknowledge some of the positive changes in the security context, too - from dramatic developments in Libya's national character to enhancements in the security capabilities of friends and allies around the world, as well as the generous contribution of those capabilities to our most urgent mutual security concerns. These observations dictate some important truths about the present and future security situation."

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2004-05
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