David Shinn, a former US ambassador in Ethiopia and an expert on the Horn of Africa, advocated a tougher policy against pirates, including sinking their “mother ships”. But he advised against a French-style raid, at least for now. “Obtaining his safe release is paramount. His circumstances in a small, enclosed lifeboat are very different than those of the French hostages,” he said.The rest of the article is here. The picture of Captain Richard Phillips comes from AP via the Times.
Monday, April 13, 2009
I spoke with James Bone of the Times (UK) for his article "US Navy misses chance to rescue American captain held hostage by pirates." Here's the quote: