Devil505 wrote:ErikLaurence wrote:There is basically no US flag commercial shipping in the region. Flags of convenience make this someone elses problem. I don't think the Liberians have many air assets or satellite technology.
But U.S. citizens are on ships all over the world & with terrorism ....our most dangerous threat today & the emergence of Piracy becoming a serious world-wide threat to U.S. citizens & interests, why not use our multi-billion dollar "Overhead" assets ( Spy satellites & recon aircraft....designed to defeat a threat that has been gone for many years now....The Soviet Union) to counter the REAL threats we now face? Following a few skiffs back to their pirate mother ship should be simple & then send in the A-10 Warthogs & AC130 Gunships to "Chum" the waters a bit!!
No objection from me. But it's not a simple problem to track a boat that is the size of the waves around it. There's a reason you use a radar reflector on a small craft. Your radar signature sucks.
I do a lot of long distance sailing in international waters. I am armed. Most sailors I know are.