The Russians have sent the missile frigate Neustrashimy off to Africa in an attempt to intercept a Ukrainian ship loaded with 33 Russian T-72 tanks that was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Africa. The tanks had been sold to Kenya.
It's surprising that someone hasn't put a stop to the piracy that has become common off the horn of Africa.
U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said the United States was worried about the ship's cargo.
"A ship carrying cargo of that nature being hijacked off the coast of Somalia is something that should concern us, and it does concern us. And we are monitoring the situation and taking a look at what the options might be," Whitman said.