US Captain Rescued From Somali Pirates

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Victory!

The captain of the Maersk Alabama, Richard Phillips, has been freed.

A number of the Somali pirates — who had been floating without resources for the past five days — were killed in the operation, according to CNN.

Of course, the larger issue of assymetric warfare and the vulnerability of shipping lines around the Gulf of Aden isn’t going away.

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