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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Nothing New Under the Sun: Pirates Holding Prisoners for Ransom

A reminder that the modern pirates who have been capturing ships and crewmembers and holding them for ransom are actually engaged in an old, old racket. See this for some lessons from the earliest days of the Republic and its Navy.

Update: Remember, "millions for defense, not one cent for tribute!" (see here)

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