Cunning Foe

British Major General Buster Howes of the Royal Marines has said that over time Somali pirates have become more intellectually cunning.

“They sometimes out-think us in terms of, ‘If we do this, what will they then do?’

They can certainly react more quickly than we can,” Howes, who leads the EU naval taskforce in the Gulf of Aden has hinted at imminent military action “to erode the pirates’ sense of impunity”.

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