"With plans to deploy a "private navy" in the Gulf of Aden — where Somali piracy is rampant — the Convoy Escort Program (CEP) hopes to have a fleet of 18 ships protecting merchant vessels by December, reports David Black at The National.
The $70 million private program is headed by international shipping insurer company Jardine Lloyd Thompson."
-- This looks to be a trend that we will be seeing more and more as collapse continues. Whether it is government or private industry, military will be deployed to protect vital assets, such as shipping routes, mining areas, and vital infrastructure that possess large quantities of copper and other resources. -- JB, Managing Editor