Piracy: The Legacy of a Failed State

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Four more ships have been seized by Somali pirates who threaten vengeance for those killed during hostage rescues. We hear how instability in the Horn of Africa has bred international lawlessness. Should the merchant nations resort to force or help the region solve economic and political problems? Also, President Obama speaks hard truths about the economy and reverses long-term restrictions on dealing with Cuba.


Banner image: Pirates leave the MV Faina for the Somali shore October 8, 2008 while under observation by a US Navy ship. Owned an doperated by Kaalbye Shipping, the Belize-flagged cargo ship is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related military equipment. The ship was seized by pirates September 25 and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali coast. US Navy photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner