US keeping close eye as piracy rises off Somalia; attacks linked to famine in region
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 - 5:50 AM
Mr Mattis (left) and Gen Waldhauser at a news conference in Djibouti on Sunday. Mr Mattis said he does not expect a US military response to the surge in piracy.
THE United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior US military official said on Sunday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited an important military base in Djibouti.
The rise in piracy attacks has at least partially been...