"The Strait of Malacca is the heaviest trafficked strait in the world, and for that reason any disruption to that commerce, not only would it affect the region, I would suggest it would have global implications," Roughead told Reuters in an interview.
"I am not sure it would have to be of great magnitude. The fact that a vulnerability has been demonstrated is enough to affect trade," Roughead, head of United State's biggest naval fleet, said on the sidelines of a major naval conference in Sydney.
"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, February 01, 2006
Threat of Strait of Malacca terrorism catch PacFlt's eye
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