Yahoo commenter Christopher M shares practical advice in combating pesky Somali pirates, who currently hold 29 ships and roughly 660 crew hostage.
The Navy should take some merchant ships, load them with hidden guns, and make them look like easy prey. When pirates attack, then get killed. Keep it up for a while, and the pirates will be apprehensive about attacking a merchant ship. We did this to U-boats, they were called Q-ships.
Sounds like a plan. Go, counter-piracy!