It would appear that the United States Navy is still doing what it was originally sent across the oceans to do; stop pirates.
Around 200 years ago, President Thomas Jefferson sent his country's infant Navy to the Mediterranean Sea to combat the Barbary pirates, thus establishing the United States as a nascent world and sea power. It provided the Navy with a humbling post colonial defeat and one of it's finest victories. The United States Marine Corps (all seven of them...) advanced on the shores of Tripoli and legends were born.
USS Winston S. Churchill trails the pirates.
Pirate dhow after boarding by crewmembers from USS Winston S. Churchill.Huzzah!