28 April 2006

Joint Malacca Patrols

From ONI: http://pollux.nss.nima.mil/onit/onit_j_main.html
STRAIT OF MALACCA: Joint sea and air patrols of the Strait of Malacca by Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia have been brought under a single umbrella. On 21 Apr, defense chiefs of the three countries signed an agreement to form a Joint Coordinating
Committee. The agreement sets out standard procedures for the joint sea and air patrols of the busy shipping lane which were launched last year (LL, LM).
Which is a polite way of saying the bad guys can't get away by crossing boundaries between nations and between national/international waters. 'S good news.