"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
In case you thought that pirates only strike in the Gulf of Aden or the Strait of Malacca, here's a report of 35 pirated hitting a tug and barge carrying submarine cables. It occurred in the Bay of Bengal. Three crew injured.