Protecting Middle East Seaborne Energy Exports

Forbes, Andrew
May 2008
Security & Terrorism Bulletin;May2008, Issue 8, p4
The article discusses on the several ways of protecting energy exports in the Middle East. As a general principle, protection of shipping responsibilities could transition between navies and coastguard's based on geography, the threat and relevant capabilities. A suitable framework for SLOC protection in the Middle East might be the adoption of NATO NCS/ NCAGS standards as the doctrine, administration and training already exist.


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