Surge in piracy off Somalia draws international naval response

February 2009
Sea Power;Feb2009, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p18
The article focuses on the efforts of the international community to tackle the surge in piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. It states that the European Union launched the Operation Atalanta to target Somali pirates and the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1846 authorized all means to suppress piracy in the region. It mentions that Combined Task Force 151 was established by the U.S.-led Combined Maritime Force to conduct counterpiracy operations.


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