There is an urgent need for a comprehensive approach to maritime counter-terrorism covering the various dimensions of it, such as intelligence collection, analysis, assessment and dissemination; the need to strengthen the capability for the collection of technical intelligence relating to maritime terrorism through monitoring stations on the coast and the islands as well as sea-based monitoring platforms; port security; strengthening coastal patrolling in the vicinity of sensitive establishments, such as nuclear installations, oil refineries and off-shore oil platforms; intensive naval patrolling in the high seas; monitoring developments in coastal maritime communities; a rapid action capability to deal with a maritime situation if preventive measures fail; a crisis management capability; and regional and international cooperation.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Interesting Take on Sea-Borne Terrorism
Asia Times Online offers an interesting opinion piece on the sea-borne terrorism threat from an distinctly Indian point of view in this "op-ed" piece.
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