OpEd: FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage? – Cmdr. Jonathan Odom

By |2017-03-09T13:25:09-10:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, College, Opinions/Editorials, Odom|Tags: |

U. S. Navy Cmdr. Jonathan Odom has a new OpEd in The Diplomat entitled: "FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?   Despite popular misconception, that is hardly 'Mission Impossible.'" In the OpEd, Odom looks at the U.S. Freedom of Navigation (FON) program and reviews other recent commentaries on the subject especially in relation to "innocent passage." According to Odom, it is not an "operational impossibility" (as was asserted by another recent commentator) for a U.S. warship to conduct a FONOP challenging an excessive maritime claim, and to exercise the right of innocent passage simultaneously. To the contrary, if depicted as [...]