Essays on Strategy
Presents 9 essays on issues of the post-Cold War period. Addresses general strategy for the 19901s, high level strategic matters and U.S. chemical weapons policy, use of civilian aircraft for defense airlift, neutrality of the Panama Canal after 1999, arms sales by China, and strategic defense at reduced cost. Contents: Hard Choices on Chemical Weapons, U.S. Airlines and Defense Airlift, The Panama Canal after 1999, Anti-satellite Weapons, Chinese Arms Sales, Strategic Defense, Post-Cold War Strategy, Revival of Flexible Response and Mobile Military Strategy. Most of these essays won recognition in a DoD Strategy Essay Competition.
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Sivu 74 - Britain that the parties constructing or owning the same shall impose no other charges or conditions of traffic thereupon than the aforesaid Governments shall approve of as just and equitable; and that the same canals or railways, being open to the citizens and subjects of the United States and Great Britain on equal terms...
Sivu 75 - The canal shall never be blockaded, nor shall any right of war be exercised nor any act of hostility be committed within it. The United States, however, shall be at liberty to maintain such military police along the canal as may be necessary to protect it against lawlessness and disorder.
Sivu 43 - The encouragement and development of an air transportation system properly adapted to the present and future needs of the foreign and domestic commerce of the United States, of the Postal Service, and of the national defense...
Sivu 103 - Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, 27 lanuary 1967, TIAS 6347, 610 UNTS 205, Article IV [Outer Space Treaty], which states: States Ponies to the Treaty undertake not to place in orbit around the Earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, install such weapons on celestial bodies, or station such weapons in outer space in any other manner.
Sivu 75 - The Republic of Panama further grants to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation, and control...
Sivu 86 - Canal shall be deemed sufficient to establish such financial responsibility: (e) vessels of war and auxiliary vessels of all nations shall at all times be entitled to transit the canal, irrespective of their internal operation, means of propulsion, origin, destination or armament, without being subjected, as a condition of transit, to inspection, search or surveillance. However, such vessels may be required to certify that they have complied with all applicable health, sanitation and quarantine regulations.
Sivu 75 - The canal shall be free and open to the vessels of commerce and of war of all nations observing these Rules, on terms of entire equality, so that there shall be no discrimination against any such nation, or its citizens or subjects, in respect of the conditions or charges of traffic or otherwise. Such conditions and charges of traffic shall be just and equitable.
Sivu 87 - This does not mean, nor shall it be interpreted as a right of intervention of the United States in the internal affairs of Panama. Any US action will be directed at insuring that the canal will remain open, secure, and accessible, and it shall never be directed against the territorial integrity or political independence of Panama.
Sivu 86 - The correct interpretation of this principle is that each of the two countries shall, in accordance with their respective constitutional processes, defend the Canal against any threat to the regime of neutrality, and consequently shall have the Tight to act against any aggression or threat directed against the Canal or against the peaceful transit of vessels through the Canal.
Sivu 75 - The Canal, when constructed, and the entrances thereto shall be neutral in perpetuity, and shall be opened upon the terms provided for by Section I of Article three of, and in conformity with all the stipulations of, the treaty entered into by the Governments of the United States and Great Britain on November 18, 1901.