While terrorists could use a cargo container to launch an attack on the United States, it is neither the most likely nor the most probable means of attack. Instead of focusing on preventing a low-probability attack, the United States could better secure itself by taking a global approach to trade security. The ISPS Code, C–TPAT, and CSI are all good and cost-effective components of a larger trade security strategy.
Now the U.S. needs a comprehensive approach to supply-chain security that includes these com ponents and strengthens them by better integrating commercial information and intelligence.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Offered up by the Heritage Society: Taking a Global Approach to Maritime Security.