US naval initiative

February 2003
Middle East;Feb2003, Issue 331, p26
Reports on the claims by the U.S. that the terrorist group Al Qaeda possesses a maritime fleet of ships. Techniques used by the U.S. intelligence agencies for the identification of cargo ships possibly involved in the terrorist network's operations; Threat posed by these vessels to American ports and U.S. cruise ships; Steps taken by the U.S. to ensure the safety of its ports and vessels.


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