United States Coast Guard Organization and Missions

January 2007
Sea Power;Jan2007, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p137
The article focuses on some of the changes which took place in the U.S. Coast Guard since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the country. According to the author, the incident has brought expansion to the Coast Guard from 35,000 to 39,806 and has broadened its global reach through its Integrated Deepwater Program. Its mission of maritime safety, national defense, and maritime security remain the same. However, its service obligations have increased.


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