Peter Chalk

Senior Political Analyst, Rand Corporation

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In an incident that could have been scripted in Hollywood, US Marines today  rescued the crew of a hijacked ship  in the Gulf of Aden, sneaking along side in small boats, climbing…

Marines Raid Hijacked Ship off Somalia

In an incident that could have been scripted in Hollywood, US Marines today rescued the crew of a hijacked ship in the Gulf of Aden, sneaking along side in small boats, climbing…

from To the Point

The Captain of the Maersk Alabama  is safe  after Navy Seal sharp-shooters  picked off three pirates  who were holding him in the Indian Ocean.  Richard Phillips had given himself up…

American Ship Captain Rescued from Pirates

The Captain of the Maersk Alabama is safe after Navy Seal sharp-shooters picked off three pirates who were holding him in the Indian Ocean.  Richard Phillips had given himself up…

from To the Point

In the past year, no less than 100 ships have been attacked and 42 have been seized by Somali pirates, with their crews ransomed for tens of millions of dollars.

Piracy Pays Almost as Well as Working on Wall Street

In the past year, no less than 100 ships have been attacked and 42 have been seized by Somali pirates, with their crews ransomed for tens of millions of dollars.

from To the Point

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