Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, who was charged in New York Tuesday, is the first in more than a century to be tried for piracy in the US.
The ship escaped an assault that may have been rooted in revenge for three pirates' deaths during the US Navy's rescue Sunday of the Maersk Alabama's captain.
Firearms sales have their cycles, but types of buyers – and their motivations – have shifted.
As attacks continue, experts consider whether deadly force would be an effective deterrent.
Military options could only make things worse, some analysts say, if they did not go hand in hand with political solutions.
A federal judge dismissed the former senator's conviction Tuesday and ordered an independent probe into the conduct of six Justice Department lawyers.