We need to put a stop to the piracy happening off of the coast of Africa, and I know exactly how to do it.
During WW-I, the British navies employed Q-boats in a move to thwart German submarines.
With no fanfare at all, the US and Russian navies should acquire a number of freighters and equip them with hidden gatling guns and other small, rapid fire ship-to-ship weapons. Then they should start running these ships through the shipping lanes where piracy is the strongest.
When the pirates attack, the sides of these ships should drop down, the weapons should appear, and they should be used to compeltely annihilate the pirate boats. No mercy, no niceness,, no political correctness. Just blast them into dust.
When enough pirate attack boats vanish without a trace, piracy will stop. the minute CNN finds out about it, the battle is lost.