Over at The New York Times is this article on the USS McCAMPBELL intercepting a Belize flagged North Korean ship taking missile parts from North Korea to Myanmar. Myanmar is what we used to call Burma. It is also a nation that wants to go the nuclear route. Nuclear as in nuclear weapons. Or not. Maybe they are just a conduit for North Korea.
The interception of the M/V LIGHT was all legal in accord with international law and UN Resolutions.
The last time we figured out what was happening we were not in position to conduct an intercept and the parts were delivered. On the other hand, we pay a hefty hunk of change for the ability to do this sort of thing. So, is non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and missile technology more or less important than some other programs? Where does the marginal $10,000,000 go? Does it go to pay and train the crew of the USS McCAMPBELL and allow them to be forward deployed or does it go for federally funded local firefighters and policemen? Or does it go for a tax cut?
Regards — Cliff