May 12, 2009
Stephen Solarz & Michael O'Hanlon, Washington Times
What to do about the pirates? This question endures, of course, even in the aftermath of the successful rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips from the Maersk Alabama.
Through 2007 there were only about 15 successful pirate attacks a year in the waters off Somalia; the number grew to at least several dozen in 2008, and now appears to have reached the rate of 15 a month.
TAGGED: Gulf of Aden, Somalia, Richard Phillips, Captain