"Pirates in the Strait of Malacca have proved how easy it would be for maritime terrorists to operate there," said author Bronson Percival.
He urged the U.S. government to allocate US$30 million over five years to help the Indonesian navy beef up intelligence and operations in the region.
"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, July 06, 2005
Thailand, Indonesia to join Strait piracy fight and US money might help, too
The Jakarta Post reports on a new effort to help keep the Malacca Strait open for business here- this time with Thailand, Indonesia and maybe some US money.
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