I’ve two suggestions:
1) - - - Don’t miss reading the comment thread of Somali Pirates Challenge Obama, U. S. Navy. You’ll find a lot of informed reasoning and practical recommendations there as to what we should be doing.
2) - - - Few people know more about the use of force by rogues past and present and how to deal with them than military historian John Keegan, whose classic works include The Face of Battle and Six Armies in Normandy.
Keegan has a column in the Daily Telegraph that’s headed:
Pirates must be hunted down and their vessels sunk on sightI hope you give Keegan’s column a read. It’s the most informed assessment of the pirate menace I’ve read. He recommends responses to piracy that've been effective and discusses what civilized nations need to do now to implement them.
The sooner we tackle this menace, the sooner our seas will be safe again, argues John Keegan.
If you read Keegan’s column, I’d be eager to know what you think of it.