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Author McKnight, Terry

Title Pirate Alley : commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia / Terry McKnight and Michael Hirsh ; [foreword by Jim Miklaszewski]
Published Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xx, 233 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Rules of engagement -- Finally, Terry meets the pirates -- Piracy 101 -- Best management practices -- Should merchant ships be armed? -- Crime without punishment -- To pay or not to pay -- Attack on the Maersk Alabama -- Hostage in the lifeboat -- The rescue of Captain Phillips -- Chopstick diplomacy on the high seas -- Strategy and tactics -- A course to steer
Summary Rear Admiral Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.) served as Commander, Counter-Piracy Task Force-Gulf of Aden. He wrote the first draft of the Navy's handbook on fighting piracy while serving as the initial commander of Combined Task Force 151, an international effort to deploy naval vessels from several nations in a manner designed to prevent piracy in the Gulf of Aden and farther out into the Indian Ocean. McKnight personally commanded operations that disrupted several hijackings in progress, and resulted in the capture of sixteen Somali pirates. That's when he ran head-on into the bizarre U.S. policy
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Combined Task Force 151 (International Naval Task Force)
Combined Task Force 151 (International Naval Task Force)
Pirates -- Somalia -- 21st century
Piracy -- Somalia -- 21st century
Piracy -- Aden, Gulf of -- 21st century
Hijacking of ships -- Somalia -- Prevention
Hijacking of ships -- Aden, Gulf of -- Prevention
TRUE CRIME -- General.
Piraterie maritime -- Somalie -- Vingt et unième siècle.
piraterie maritime -- aden golfe d' -- Vingt et unième siècle.
Somalia -- History, Naval -- 21st century
Aden, Gulf of -- History, Naval -- 21st century
Indian Ocean -- Gulf of Aden
Somalie -- Histoire -- Vingt et unième siècle.
Aden, Golfe d' -- Histoire -- Vingt et unième siècle.
Genre/Form Naval history
Form Electronic book
Author Hirsh, Michael, 1943-
ISBN 161251135X