Monday, 27 April 2009

Hunting pirates with the French Navy off the Somali coast

France 24
As the various navies confront the issue of piracy around the waters near Somalia, they come up against issues that remain sticky
  • rules of engagement
  • prosecution procedures for pirates caught at sea
  • is food aid that lands safely at Mogadishu really being distributed to the needy further inland?
With most countries acknowledging that a comprehensive (read: land forces) solution is required, the fear remains of a repeat of the "Black Hawk Down" incident.

opswarfare believes that the African Union peacekeeping troops play a big role here. A regional solution may be more acceptable to the Somalis...

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