Major shipper hires mercenaries to defend against Somali pirates

Maersk hires Tanzanian Mercenary warship as pirate situation becomes ‘critical’

Much about international politics, conflict, and war can be gleaned by from looking at a map. Yemen is certainly in the news lately. And is strategically placed as well. Military bases there could control the Gulf of Aden and be used to launch attacks against pirates and Somalia too.

Hiring mercenary warships is a major escalation. I see dead people.

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