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Will Obama Prosecute the Captured Somali 'Pirate' in a US Court?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

What would a "pirate" defense actually look like? Remember, some Somalis -- and other international observers -- do not exactly see the "pirates" as being 100% unjustified in their actions.

Right-Wing Blogs to Obama: Oh No You Didn't!

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Bourgeois

Obama has been tested, just three months into his presidency, by the current confrontation with the Somali pirates and the Navy SEAL rescue of Maersk Alabama captain Richard Phillips.

Obama's Crisis Management: Of Pirates and Missiles

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama used the resources of the US military and government to shut down the pirates' options and make them more vulnerable.

Captain Phillips Video: Right After Rescue On Navy Ship

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Department of Defense video obtained by CNN shows Captain Richard Phillips right after the rescue operation. Looking grateful and immensely relieve...

Captain Richard Phillips Freed From Somali Pirates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE 9:32AM EST*** Adm. William Gortney said Monday that it took only three shots for Navy snipers to kill the trio of pirates holding captain Ri...

Phillips Family Statement On Rescue (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The family of Captain Richard Phillips reacted to his rescue through a spokeswoman. [WATCH}...

Obama Statement On Richard Phillips

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statement by President Obama regarding the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips. I am very pleased that Captain Phillips has been rescued and is safely...

CON GAMES: Godspeed, Captain Phillips

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Conniff

Godspeed, Captain Phillips. The pirates know by now that you've got game.

In Defense of Pirates

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

It's important not to demonize Somalians, even the Somalian pirates. When we demonize our enemies, they become less than human, and it becomes easy to apply such blanket rhetoric as "terrorists."

Captain Richard Phillips Still Held Hostage By Somali Pirates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***UPDATE 4:36PM*** In an interview with CNN, a second mate of the ship confirms that the captain is still being held hostage by the pirates: In a te...

Massachusetts Maritime Academy: Two Graduates Led Ship Hijacked By Somali Pirates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy led the ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates. The crew of the hijacked ship managed to retake ...