It might come as a surprise to many of those immersed in the current debate over how best to guard against the further proliferation of weapons of mass destruc- tion (WMD) that the alarm over the “growing number of nations in positions to acquire mass annihilation weapons” and the potentially synergistic threat of state-sponsored terrorism was sounded at least two decades ago, in Reagan-era naval maritime strategy documents authored by Admiral James Watkins.
Allen, Craig H.
"The Limits of Intelligence in MaritimeCounterproliferation Operations,"
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, Article 5.
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