Center for Strategic Communication

The United States Senate is currently debating the ratification of the United Nations Convention (or Treaty) on the Law of the Sea.

Although the treaty has been overwhelmingly backed by the private sector, military officials, Democrats and Republicans – including the previous George W. Bush Administration, unfortunately a minority partisan opposition seeks to block the treaty’s ratification.

The main issues of contention in the treaty include U.S. sovereignty, resource rights and national security. This paper debunks fallacious claims that opponents of the treaty have made with facts.

Law of the Sea – Separating Fact From Fiction