By William M. Carpenter
This completely revised and up to date variation of Asian safeguard instruction manual makes a speciality of the recent demanding situations to protection within the Asia-Pacific quarter provided by way of foreign terrorism. It experiences outdated safeguard realities coated in past variations, and highlights more moderen defense concerns within the zone, together with the North Korean hazard, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the longer term U.S.-China contention. that includes contributions through a unusual crew of foreign safety and Asia specialists, this re-creation has been reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the level for the country-by-country profiles and checks of the political-security events in twenty-three person international locations. a brand new appendix on overseas terrorist businesses is additionally integrated.
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S. intelligence reportedly raise estimate of number of North Korean nuclear weapons from “possibly two” to at least eight. July North Korea: reportedly deploying two new intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) with ranges of 2,500–4,000 km/1,550–2,480 miles that are based on a Soviet-era submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). August India: flight test of Agni 2, an IRBM with a range of 2,500 km/1,550 miles. September South Korea: publicly acknowledges carrying out secret nuclear fuel experiment in early 2000, enriching uranium to near-bomb grade level.
August India: flight test of Agni 2, an IRBM with a range of 2,500 km/1,550 miles. September South Korea: publicly acknowledges carrying out secret nuclear fuel experiment in early 2000, enriching uranium to near-bomb grade level. Source: Prepared by David G. Wiencek based on multiple sources. TERRORISM AND THE NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT 25 the country’s vast supply of plutonium could be adapted for a nuclear weapons program if existing threat trends become even more pronounced. North Korea’s WMD threats truly stand out and pose an imminent threat to regional and global security.
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.