Kirk says fighting piracy means economic and military assistance, preferably a multinational effort, to help the embattled Somali government and semi-autonomous regions Somaliland and Puntland confront pirates and gain control of terrorist- and pirate-controlled areas.
It’s worth noting that no ship where crewmen are armed has been captured. But 80 percent of ships are not armed, for a variety of reasons. That should change. While he was talking about the military, Jefferson was on target in saying, “I know nothing will stop the eternal increase from these pirates but the presence of an armed force.” Sun-Times