"River Kwai Syndrome' Plays in Law of the Sea"

April 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2005, Vol. 131 Issue 4, p14
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," directed by F.J. Gaffney. The film deals with the Law of the Sea Convention. According to some of the U.S. naval officers, the movie in relation to the Law of the Sea Convention is an insult not only to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Naval Operations, who are on record in strong support of the U.S. joining the Convention as a national security priority, but also to the thousands of military men and women of the U.S. who rely on the Convention's navigation and overflight provisions every day around the world.


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