I have previously “noted”:http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/index.php?id=624 Wade Boese’s article explaining that, despite previous Bush administration claims, the BBC China interdiction was not a PSI operation.
For whatever reason, SecState Rice decided around that time to argue that the â€œPSI provided the framework for action in the 2003 interdiction of the ship BBC China,” rather than saying the interdiction _was_ a PSI operation.
Alas, whoever wrote “today’s Washington Times oped”:http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20050811-085817-3411r.htm with her name on it didn’t get the memo.
According to this gem:
bq. An early success of the PSI â€ the 2003 interdiction of the BBC China â€ shows how cooperative international efforts can stop proliferators in their tracks and prevent the exploitation of vital trade flows.