Coast Guard Challenge: Provide More Security with Less People, Money

John M. Doyle

When the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert (Bob) Papp, gives his third annual State of the Coast Guard Address on Feb. 27, rising demands on the service's over stretched resources amid increasing fiscal pressure are likely to be among the key topics. Unlike the other armed services, the Coast Guard alone has law enforcement powers on U.S. soil and waters. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Coast Guard assisted the Navy in the waters around Iraq. But in that same period, it als...
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