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Category: Piracy
April 19, 2009 at 4:18 PM

U.S. Navy rescue from Somali pirates

Captain shows real character What makes Cap. Richard Phillips so remarkable for me is that when he originally stood up on the pirates’ boat and then jumped in the water, he no doubt was assuming that there was a 24-hour surveillance from the U.S. ship only 100 feet away, sharpshooters ready [“How Navy snipers saved captain,”…


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April 18, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Somali pirates

Set realistic bounds, take appropriate action It is unrealistic to think that we can “mend Somalia” any time soon or, for heaven’s sake, bomb them to fix the piracy problem [“Mend Somalia, end piracy,” editorial, April 14]. We have, unfortunately, a full plate of nation-building with Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. So, while we may not end piracy,…


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