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U.S. Ports Mismanaging Nuclear Device Detection
February 2013 According to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General indicates that cargo containers that arrive at America’s main ports are not being properly scanned for radioactive materials. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) states in the report that “Although all cargo is being screened, we identified some radiation […]
Terror Threat to Canadian Waterways
November 2012 A recent Canadian assessment of the country’s maritime security vulnerabilities asserts that the threat to Canada’s maritime borders has increased. The report shows that Canada has no satisfactory plan to counter the national security threats posed by small boats in heavily trafficked maritime border areas. The report specifically mentions the possibility of terrorists organizations […]
No time to weaken maritime laws
October 2012 Recently, it seems to be an increasingly popular move for prominent politicians to pick on the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the Jones Act. Senator John McCain recently deemed the act “protectionist” and arguments in its favor “laughable.” Established to insure that our country has a vibrant United States maritime industry, […]