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Lunchtime Lecture: Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia
October 31, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
With piracy on the rise and fast becoming a serious global security issue, Rear Admiral Terry McKnight took command of a new multi-national task force in 2009 to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden. As task force commander, he directed operations that disrupted several hijackings and resulted in the capture of sixteen Somali pirates. After running head-on into a U.S. policy of catch and release, he realized that there was more to fighting piracy than just catching youngsters armed with AK-47s and RPGs.