Thursday, June 28, 2007


One of the traditional roles of the United States Navy was the suppression of piracy and the protection of the trade routes. Until World War One, this was the major job of the navy. Perhaps it is time for it to be reintroduced. The Admiralty will not be excited by this, because this will require fairly small vessels operating singly or in small groups and the huge carriers will have little more than a support role.

There is an interactive map of pirate attacks (successful and not) for this year at the International Maritime Bureau's website. There are a bunch of little red flags.

via Coming Anarchy


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