‘We have to make it unpleasant to be a pirate’

Navy awaiting OK to capture pirates

“Once we get that authority, we’re going to change my orders,” said Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, which until now have been, “disrupt, deter, but do not capture.”

Authority is expected “within the week.”

Also: New Central Command Unit Makes It Tough to be a Pirate about Combined Task Force 151.


  1. “disrupt, deter, but do not capture.”

    The orders should be changed to: Terminate with extreme prejudice!

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