Ever since the collapse of their central government in 1991, the African country of Somalia has been awash in chaos. One result of this ongoing anarchy has been the threat to international shipping by Somali pirates. (No, not the swashbuckling Johnny Depp kind.) And the American public has become more aware & emotionally invested in this ordeal with the story of the capture & eventual rescue of Captain Richard Phillips.
(Appropriate pic courtesy of THE WIZ OF ODDS)
Now that U.S. citizens might be concerned about the dangers seafarers face around the Horn of Africa, some might argue that something needs to be done about these pesky pirates. And when it comes to international maritime business affairs, who better to ask than Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach.