The world's greatest military and we are held off for days by four guys in a broken-down lifeboat?
I hope they've got some divers under the pirate boat. Just off the top of my head here, couldn't they do something like pump knockout gas into the enclosed lifeboat? Or shoot the four pirates from below with waterproof automatic weapons?
And why weren't they ready to shoot a missile at the boat when the hostage jumped off and started swimming?
This is embarrassing.