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US weighs tough action on pirates

Critics urge broader Somalia approach

President Obama, in Washington yesterday with Vice President Joe Biden, said he is ''resolved'' to halt the rise of piracy in international waters off the Horn of Africa. President Obama, in Washington yesterday with Vice President Joe Biden, said he is ''resolved'' to halt the rise of piracy in international waters off the Horn of Africa. (J. Scott Applewhite/ Associated Press)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / April 14, 2009

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WASHINGTON - A day after the dramatic rescue of an American sea captain held captive by Somali pirates, US officials said yesterday that they are considering launching attacks on the staging areas from which pirates have hijacked a rising number of international merchant vessels. (Full article: 964 words)

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