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Somali Pirates Attacked a US Navy Warship. It Went Poorly.

Pirates off the coast of Somalia have long been a problem, particularly since the beginning of the second phase of the Somali civil war just over a decade ago. In fact, Somali pirates impeded shipping, resulting in increased shipping costs, to the tune of approximately $6.6 billion – $6.9 billion in global trade in 2011 alone. But they don’t always get it right.