While Somalia coast pirate attacks are still dropping, the number of West African-area incidents is rising and other attacks around the globe continue, say those who track such crimes. The persistence of pirates – and the threat of other attacks by maritime terrorists and similar risks – makes it even more imperative for worldwide navies to continue patrols, the pirate-trackers say. U.S. Navy officials say those patrols should increasingly be done by their newest breed of small, fast ...


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