After a daring rescue operation by U.S. Navy Special Forces, a U.S. sea captain held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia was freed Sunday, ending a five-day standoff but leading some pirate groups based in the Horn of…
Off the Somali coast, pirates hijacked a cargo ship and later held the captain hostage. Brian Jenkins, a specialist in hostage negotiations and adviser to the International Maritime Bureau, examines the situation.
After several recent pirate attacks, the U.N. Security Council authorized land and air operations to help stop the flow of the fighters from bases in Somalia. Experts examine the ramifications of the U.N. action.
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