Is use of privateers ever justified?

Posted by: Gareth_BM

Privateers are a form of legalised piracy in which armed private vessels are given leave to attack a countries enemies and civilian vessels associated with their war effort. Generally these attacks aim not to kill enemies but rather to steal resources and goods. Currently Privateers are illegal under international law and have been only very rarely used for several hundred years. How ever with the current naval build up between the US and China along side the tensions in the south china sea its not infeasib

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