Download e-book for kindle: Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism And The New Security by William M. Carpenter

By William M. Carpenter

This completely revised and up-to-date version of Asian safety guide makes a speciality of the recent demanding situations to safeguard within the Asia-Pacific zone offered via overseas terrorism. It stories outdated safeguard realities coated in past versions, and highlights more moderen safety concerns within the area, together with the North Korean danger, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the long run U.S.-China contention. that includes contributions by way of a distinct workforce of overseas safeguard and Asia specialists, this re-creation has been reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the degree for the country-by-country profiles and tests of the political-security occasions in twenty-three person international locations. a brand new appendix on overseas terrorist organisations can also be integrated.

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China has not backed off its expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea, and any future conflict there over disputed territory or natural resources most assuredly would impact the interests of the United States and its friends and allies in East and Southeast Asia. Worldwide shipping and commerce would also suffer from any crisis in the South China Sea. A second major indicator of future competition stems from the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) continuing modernization program. This extensive modernization is buoyed by the availability of new economic resources and unfettered by any restraints except the capacity to absorb and deploy new weapon systems.

Yet the incident in which North Korea was caught red-handed shipping missile systems increased the focus on the need for better counter-proliferation interdiction policies. The So San episode was followed by an incident in April 2003 in the waters off Sydney, Australia. Another North Korean merchant vessel, the Pong Su, evaded authorities during a four-day chase until Australian special forces forcibly boarded it. While not carrying WMD components, the Pong Su carried 125 kilograms (276 pounds) of pure heroin worth approximately US$120 million.

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