How to Deal with Pirates

How should governments and shipping lines deal with Somali pirates?

In a column in today's Washington Post, Fred C. Iklé of the Center for Strategic and International Studies suggests arming at least commercial ship officers and/or stationing armed guards on ships, asking:

Why couldn't they at least arm the captain and place two experienced and reliable police officers on board?

Click here to read Iklé's column.

What do you think? Should shipping lines take his advice?

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