When Islamic State Starts Hitting Ships

(Wall Street Journal) Seth Cropsey - Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan recently told the Times of London that unless order is restored in his country, ISIS will secure territory on Libya's Mediterranean coast within two months. Greater ISIS access to the Mediterranean could mean that small boats and merchant craft that carry concealed weapons could hijack or sink commercial shipping including cruise liners and expose Europe's southern littoral to attacks. The writer served as deputy undersecretary of the Navy in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

2015-02-24 00:00:00

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