Good thing U.S. terrorist hunters weren't furloughed

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For the past five days the pirates had taken hostage Richard Phillips, the American captain of the Maersk Alabama container ship.President Barack Obama had authorized the use of deadly force if Phillips' life was in danger.

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Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, vice president at New America, CNN national security analyst, professor of practice at Arizona State University, and the author or editor of seven books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post.