Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

What Does This Say About the Drug War?

Here's the report:

The Navy guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg returned from a six-month patrol off the coasts of Central and South America carrying a record quantity of confiscated cocaine.

The Gettysburg, working with the FBI, Coast Guard and other governments, confiscated 61,000 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $2 billion. The previous record for a Navy ship was 42,000 pounds from seven vessels, officials said.
Does this mean we're getting better at catching the smugglers, or just that shipment by sea is becoming more popular?