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Somalia / Maritime Piracy / Rescue / A Discussion #928820

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 13, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The firing from Somalia against a plane carrying Representative Donald Payne noted.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The testing of President Obama by the piracy incident reviewed; details given about his engagement in the action by Navy SEALs to rescue ship captain Richard Phillips & about how this was a political victory for Obama as commander-in-chief. [OBAMA - states a position on piracy.] Twitter message from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich quoted. [Maersk Alabama crew member Shane MURPHY†- asks Obama to act against pirates.] [CSIS international security expert Karin VON HIPPEL†- says shipping companies tend to pay the ransom.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about this incident. [GERGEN - assesses Obama's handling of the issue as president; notes the complications in acting against the pirates out of Somalia; comments on the lessons for the US earlier in Somalia.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy

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