The recent military rescue operation by the South Korean Navy off the coast of Somalia sends a clear message to pirates. All 21 hostages were liberated and more than a dozen pirates were killed in the successful operation.
Only resolute action on the seas and on land would curb the pirates. Military actions would make the pirates more reluctant to launch their operations. All nations of the world must unite in militarily defeating the threat of piracy. However, a lasting solution to the political anarchy in Somalia has to be given. Without such an assurance, piracy can always resurface.