Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism And The New Security by William M. Carpenter

By William M. Carpenter

That includes contributions via a exceptional crew of foreign defense and Asia specialists, this completely revised and up-to-date version of Asian safeguard instruction manual specializes in the hot demanding situations to defense within the Asia-Pacific area awarded via foreign terrorism. It studies ''old'' safety realities coated in prior versions, and highlights newer defense matters within the area, together with the North Korean probability, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the long run U.S.-China competition. the recent version has been thoroughly reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the degree for the country-by-country profiles and exams of the political-security scenario in twenty-three person countries. a brand new appendix on international Terrorist organisations is usually incorporated.

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It sailed unflagged, but claimed Cambodian registry, and the original name of the ship had been painted over to conceal its North Korean identity. 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.

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.

S. extended deterrence commitment . . ”8 Conversely, too enthusiastic an approach to the United States could come with costs in terms of Australia’s relationship with Southeast Asia. Australia’s increasingly close trade relationship with China may present difficulties in the future over such issues as supporting the United States in a potential conflict over Taiwan. It is important to understand these themes to fathom the mind-set that the strategic community in Australia has as it seeks to grapple with the new challenges of asymmetrical warfare in the age of terrorism.

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