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Captain Phillips Is Rescued

April 13, 2009

The Washington Post has the story of how the kidnapped captain of the Maersk Alabama is rescued, and some are giving Obama credit for the effective military response:

For President Obama, last week’s confrontation with Somali pirates posed…political risks to a young commander in chief who had yet to prove himself to his generals or his public.

But the result — a dramatic and successful rescue operation by U.S. Special Operations forces — left Obama with an early victory that could help build confidence in his ability to direct military actions abroad.

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