What Should the United States Position Be Regarding the Limits of Territorial Waters.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The United States supports a policy that territorial waters should not exceed twelve miles. Since 1945 a number of nations have placed claims far beyond this. Conflicts over fishing within the two hundred mile claimed waters of South American nations have emphasized such assertions. Even graver problems may result if navigational and other rights can be interrupted by unilateral high seas contraction. Efforts to reach settlement by international conference have failed. Various possible alternative solutions are presented and analysed. The conclusion drawn is that an international conference should again seek resolution. Data was gathered from works on international law and relations, periodicals and broadcasts, and an interview with a spokeman for the tuna fishing industry. Modified author abstract
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