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Pirate Alley

Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia
McKnight, Terry (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Authors: McKnight, Terry
Title: Pirate Alley
commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2012
Characteristics: xx, 233 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Terry McKnight and Michael Hirsh ; [foreword by Jim Miklaszewski]
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Rules of engagement
Finally, Terry meets the pirates
Piracy 101
Best management practices
Should merchant ships be armed?
Crime without punishment
To pay or not to pay
Attack on the Maersk Alabama
Hostage in the lifeboat
The rescue of Captain Phillips
Chopstick diplomacy on the high seas
Strategy and tactics
A course to steer
Additional Contributors: Hirsh, Michael - 1943-
ISBN: 1612511341
9781612511344
161251135X
9781612511351
Branch Call Number: 364.164096773 M1595p 2012
Subject Headings: Aden, Gulf of History, Naval 21st century Somalia History, Naval 21st century Hijacking of ships Aden, Gulf of Prevention Hijacking of ships Somalia Prevention Combined Task Force 151 (International Naval Task Force) Piracy Aden, Gulf of 21st century Piracy Somalia 21st century Pirates Somalia 21st century
Topical Term: Hijacking of ships
Hijacking of ships
Piracy
Piracy
Pirates
LCCN: 2012027964
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The author, Terry McKnight, commanded the multinational naval task force initially charged with combating piracy off the Somali coast and was in command when American SEALs freed Richard Phillips. In this book he not only details his experience but also delves into the causes of Somali piracy and... Read More »


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May 07, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Special Ops guys don't need a surface warfare officer telling them how to do their job.

May 07, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So it's a toss-up for the pirates -- arrest, conviction, and asylum in a western nation, or success, money, and emigration.

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