A Monitor Q&A reveals who's behind the modern-day pirates, how they got so good at taking ships, and what's being done to stop them.
Detainees are accused of having links to Al Qaeda, but human rights groups fear arbitrary arrests have been made.
Wednesday, a US airstrike killed 11 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border.
The president is likely to veto a bill outlawing such harsh interrogation methods, but the debate goes on.
The British government says it has learned from the US that its earlier denials of aiding the criticized operations were wrong.
Director of CIA says "no reason" to doubt Islamist group's responsibility, echoing findings of Scotland Yard.