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Somali Pirates Outmaneuvering Warships From Several Countries

First Posted: 12-15-08 11:37 PM   |   Updated: 01-15-09 05:12 AM

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New York Times:

Rear Adm. Giovanni Gumiero is going on a pirate hunt.

From the deck of an Italian destroyer cruising the pirate-infested waters off Somalia's coast, he has all the modern tools at his fingertips -- radar, sonar, infrared cameras, helicopters, a cannon that can sink a ship 10 miles away -- to take on a centuries-old problem that harks back to the days of schooners and eye patches.

"Our presence will deter them," the admiral said confidently.

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