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Security Council Votes to Take Fight to Somali Pirates

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted yesterday to authorize nations to use force against pirates on land or on sea, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Pirates Frustrate U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Aden

Rules of engagement and human rights concerns frustrate the U.S. Navy's ability to combat piracy in the anarchic Gulf of Aden, a representative of the U.S. Navy's think tank told maritime security stakeholders today at the Maritime Security Expo.

Pirates Hijack Saudi Supertanker

In their most audacious attack yet, Somali pirates have hijacked a Saudi supertanker off the coast of Kenya, much farther from their base of operations in the Gulf of Aden than ever before.

The Unintended Benefit of Piracy

Robert Kaplan explains the one upside to the scourge of modern-day piracy.

U.S. Fears Ukrainian Ship's Weapons Will Fall Into Somali Jihadist Hands

Somali pirates took a Ukrainian ship hostage last Thursday they say without any knowledge it was packed with Russian arms.

Piracy and Terrorism Up on the High Seas, Says Study

While both piracy and terrorism on the high seas have increased, the RAND Corporation finds there is no evidence that terrorists and pirates are collaborating.

TWIC Compliance Gets Extended While Foreign Workers Come Under Suspicion

DHS has extended the deadline for TWIC by seven months while foreign students have been denied ID cards and labeled security threats.

DHS Needs to Do More to Spur Supply Chain Resiliency

DHS has a critical role in helping businesses and ports build resiliency into their operations, witnesses testified at a hearing.

DHS Invests in Hi-Tech Antiterrorism Buoys

DHS hopes the hi-tech buoys will provide an inexpensive alternative to the current practice of aircraft and satellite surveillance.

Small Boaters New Force Multiplier in Maritime Counterterrorism

The Department of Homeland Security will announce today a new anti-terrorism plan for small boaters that resembles a neighborhood watch plan.
 




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