Monday, March 16, 2009

Somali Pirates and the International Naval Uproar

Modern-day pirates off the coast of Somalia have the attention of the world's most powerful navies. Around the Horn of Africa, a tinderbox combination of black-market arms deals, million dollar ransoms, navy gunships, UN Resolutions and fishermen turned professional pirates have led to an international naval build-up. Over 20 nations are actively patrolling the coasts to combat the pirate menace that threatens international merchant vessels. While a comprehensive solution to restore government law and order in Somalia seems far off, the pirates are also unwittingly serving an intelligence role for western nations. Download the 11 minute podcast and submit your comments on this fascinating problem.

Download Podcast - Somali Pirates 03.16.09

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