Kirstin Margosian

Articles by Kirstin Margosian

2 July 2012

Fighting nuclear proliferation on the high seas

Kirstin Margosian

In 2002, the US National Security Agency tracked the Cambodian vessel So San on its voyage from North Korea to the Middle East. At America's request, the ship was boarded by the Spanish Navy and searched in the Arabian Sea; 15 Scud missiles and 85 drums of chemicals, which Yemeni officials later declared to be missile fuel, were found buried under a mountain of sandbags. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh claimed the cache as his property.