Piracy lessons learned

What can the lessons of naval cooperation in countering piracy off Somalia teach us?

Lessons in Military Cooperation From Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops

By Robert Farley

What can the success of counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean tell us about military cooperation more generally? Counter-piracy was the quintessential example of what cooperative sea power could accomplish, and the success of operations off Somalia helped drive the thinking of many American sea power theorists. The “Thousand Ship Navy” concept developed just as the U.S. Navy and other forces were beginning to step up counter-piracy operations off Somalia, and hoped to lay the foundation for the creation of similar operations around the world.

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Source: hthediplomat.com

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