Catch and Release
Stamping out piracy in the Gulf of Aden is not as simple as sending in more warships.
The source: “Fighting Pirates: The Pen and the Sword” by James Kraska and Brian Wilson, in World Policy Journal, Winter 2008–09.
Criminal gangs operating out of a failed state with a population the size of greater Chicago captured at least 97 ships, kidnapped 600 seamen, and raised insurance rates in the Gulf of Aden last year from about $500 to as much as $20,000 for a single trip. But the solution to piracy off the coast of...