NewsSeptember 09, 2010 11:44 AM
US Marines Surprise Somali Pirates, Just Like In First Barbary War
The Iraq War might be over, but the War Against Pirates continues, thank goodness:
U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo vessel off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control of the ship and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot, the U.S. Navy said.
The Navy declined to give specific tactics used in the pre-dawn raid, but it ranks among the most dramatic high seas confrontations with pirates by an international task force created to protect shipping lanes off lawless Somalia.