An Expeditionary Solution to Somali Piracy
Since August 2008, piracy in the waters around Somalia has exploded. The international response to this increase has heretofore been largely confined to conducting law enforcement responses to distress calls on the high seas. In spite of the presence of approximately 30 warships from at least 16 navies, monthly attack totals have increased, with the main variations being related to monsoons. The naval effort has therefore been unable to stamp out piracy on its own.