Sunday, February 12, 2012

The 21st Century Pirate Threat, on Midrats

The problem with piracy is not going anywhere. Each year in places like Somalia it is becoming part of the local economy. In areas near poorly governed areas, it threatens the free flow of goods at market prices through the world's sea lines of communication.

Is it an economic problem, a global security problem, a political problem, or a mixture of that and more?

What is the impact of international aid, military action, and the paying of ransom? What are the best solutions, and what is working and what is not working to slow the impact of piracy?

o discuss these issues and more, EagleOne and I have as our guest this Sunday from 5-6pm EST for the full hour Rear Admiral Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.), former Commander of the anti-piracy CTF-151 off the horn of Africa.

Join us live if you can, but i
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1 comment:

ewok40k said...

I so want one of those combat tested on pirates: