Backgrounder – Piracy and the United States Navy

The backgrounder "Piracy and the United States Navy" by Peter M. Swartz and Christine Fox can be found here.

The document presents the argument that the most effective means of countering
piracy throughout history has been direct attacks against their bases of
operation.  While escort of shipping and patrolling have been used extensively,
the best they can hope to accomplish is to suppress piratical activities.