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1/25/2006

U.S. Navy: Pirate Busters

Filed under: General,World — Dangerous Dan @ 12:21 am

When writing last November about the Somali pirates who tried taking over a cruise ship, I said, "Of course, if people really wanted to take care of the pirates, they'd ask the U.S. Navy to patrol the coastline and do some housecleaning."

I don't think anybody asked, but they Navy is on the job anyway. The missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill captured a suspected pirate ship along with a crew of 26 men just 56 miles off the Somali coast.

The U.S. Navy has virtually eliminated piracy on the high seas. It's still rampant in smaller localities, such as among the numerous islands that make up the Philippines. But that's not our beat.

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