Did You Get That Memo?

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 “PSI 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 †the 2003 interdiction of the BBC China †shows how cooperative international efforts can stop proliferators in their tracks and prevent the exploitation of vital trade flows.

Strong work.

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