January 2008
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p13
The article presents a history of the military and pirates. Taking a page from history, the U.S. Navy went after modern-day pirates off the Somali coast this fall 2007, thwarting the seizure of a North Korean ship, sinking two skiffs pirates had used to board a Japanese-owned vessel and forcing the release of two South Korean vessels. In 75 BC, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar is held for ransom by Cilician pirates in the Mediterranean.


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