Pieces of Eight: An Appraisal of U.S. Counterpiracy Options in the Horn of Africa [open pdf - 392KB]
This U.S. Navy War College Review article "outlines the causal logic that led to the spike in pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia in recent years. It will then, after an overview of the nature of maritime piracy in this region, highlight the counterpiracy methods employed by the United States and assess their prospects for success or failure. It will conclude by proposing a comprehensive and sustainable counterpiracy strategy that targets both the root causes of piracy and the symptoms that emerge from lawlessness on land."
United States Naval War College Review: http://www.usnwc.edu/Publications/Naval-War-College-Review.aspx
Naval War College Review (Spring 2010), v.63 no.2, p.61-87