The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights.
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To be sure, President Clinton reached an accord called The Agreement in 1994 that purports to address some of President Reagan's concerns.
The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations.
The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant the United States as the world's premier economic power, and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
The Law of the Sea Treaty created a supranational organization to regulate what is done with and under the international seabeds.
The issue for the administration is not going to get any better or smoother with time, as the public seems so dead set against it.
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