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Current and former Bush administration officials, and experts on the North, said that while the sanctions did not go as far as Washington wished, they probably gave it and Japan the legal means to squeeze the country. They provide the basis to inspect ships in ports around the world — though not necessarily on the high seas — and gives Washington a way to expand a program to force banks to halt dealings with the country.
Earlier this year, Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser, said that the huge pressure put on one small bank in Macao, Banco Delta Asia, “was the first thing we ever did that got their attention.” Today one of his aides said, “Our plan is that Banco Delta is just a beginning.”
What the administration did not get was authority to use military force to stop ships in international waters. To win over China, it agreed to drop explicit reference to a chapter of the United Nations Charter that authorizes the possible use of military power to enforce sanctions.
Originally posted by T0by
Oh I didnt know that about the aussies having to do alot of the inspections.
Well if Bush tells howard to do it, i'm sure we would
I would hate for us to get involved, we're not really a country that would be good in any modern war. Sure we have spirit but errr that's about it lol.