U.S. cannot advocate for a rule of law based global regime whole remaining outside of UNCLOS
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The legal experts widely agreed that the first challenge that must be met is to obtain the necessary Senate and presidential action for the United States to accede to the 1982 LOS Convention. Nothing less than an all-agency full-court press will be suf- ficient. If the three maritime services and their allied agencies fail to persuade the Senate to approve the LOS Convention during the One Hundred Tenth Congress, a maritime strategy that purports to affirm the importance of law to global security will have no credibility. Words without consistent action will soon be ignored and forgotten.