Obama Closely Monitoring Pirate Hostage

While the Pentagon is directing the military response, President Obama is getting personally involved in one of his first major national crises. As U.S. Navy vessel continued to track a handful of Somali pirates in a lifeboat on Saturday, the president received several updates, both written and over the phone. A White House interagency group on piracy met throughout the day as the president's aides monitored the military response. "If he handles this poorly and we wind up not only losing a...Full Story
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