USCG "must maintain presence" to uphold drug interdiction success says Homeland Security and Justice Analyst
The National Drug Control Strategy requires the US Coast Guard to interdict 40% of cocaine trafficked to the US through the maritime domain. How will the US Coast Guard meet this target in the context of an aging fleet and budget uncertainties? Jonathan Bachman, US Government Accountability Office joins the Defense Insider in this IDGA exclusive podcast to explain the current pressures facing the US Coast Guard National Security Cutters, including the difficulty of maintaining an effective presence in the Latin American region when the fleet is reduced and the importance of making risk based decisions on how to deploy USCG assets. Mr Bachman will be speaking at the Counter Narco-Terrorism and Drug Interdiction Summit taking place September 24-26, 2012 in Miami.
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