Monday, April 20, 2009

Navies practice capturing pirates

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) -- Navies from the United States and 10 other countries on Monday launched two weeks of war exercises off Florida's Atlantic coast that will include training in combatting piracy and drug smuggling.

If I had read this article last week, I would have complained they should be going after the Somali Pirates, rather than just doing exercises.

However, the Canadians captured pirates yesterday, only to then release them. Therefore, I guess there is no point in really going after the Somali Pirates until NATO, and or individual countries, have a means to actually do something with pirates they capture.

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