- San Diego Union Tribune – While the Pentagon complains about massive budget cuts, the U.S. Coast Guard — the smallest and sometimes overlooked arm of the armed forces — has been faring fairly well, moneywise.
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- Los Angeles Times – Formerly ice-clogged Arctic waters are now navigable, opening a rush for oil and mineral resources — and raising heretofore unknown security concerns in the U.S. Far North.
- Associated Press – When a boat springs a leak, it’s often the Coast Guard to the rescue. But who rescues the Coast Guard when one its new ships does the same thing?
- Associated Press – A Coast Guard cutter is preparing for the departure of a Russian fuel tanker from an iced-in Alaska town.
- Associated Press – A U.S. Coast Guard cutter rescued six Iranian mariners from a vessel in distress in the Persian Gulf, the second time in less than a week that the American military has come to the aid of Iranians at sea.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – It’s time to recapitalize aging U.S. Coast Guard cutters and permit the service to continue its invaluable defense of multiple mission areas.
- Seattle Times – The United States is running short of icebreakers, with its only pair of heavy icebreakers, Polar Sea and Polar Star, sidelined in Seattle, one with broken engines and the other undergoing an overhaul to keep it running a decade past its life span.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – From the operational commanders’ perspective, the National Security Cutter is crucial for a growing array of Coast Guard missions.
- US Naval Institute Proceedings – The new Commandant evaluates the service’s recent successes but prescribes a pragmatic agenda.
Defense Technology International – Breaking Down the Coast Guard After a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Port au Prince, Haiti this past January, the U.S. Coast Guard responded quickly, and in force. But according to Building a U.S. Coast Guard for the 21st Century, a new report released yesterday by the Center [...]
Sea Power – 2010 Almanac Highlights – Status of the US Coast Guard The status of the US Coast Guard as of January 2010.
US Naval Institute Proceedings – To Fight and Save The modernization of the U.S. Coast Guard must include instilling the guardian ethos espoused by Commandant Admiral Thad Allen.
US Naval Institute Proceedings – Heavy Weather Ahead for the Coast Guard Aging cutters, budgets stretched too thin, and ever-expanding requirements are pushing the service to a moment of truth.
Defense Technology International – Coast Guard National Security Cutter The U.S. Coast Guard’s newest vessel, the National Security Cutter Bertholf, was in the news a lot last week.
Defense Technology International – One of the Coast Guardís duties is to patrol the freezing cold waters off the northernmost coast of our United States. And they canít do it in shoddy boats. Two of the three USCG polar icebreakers ñ the Polar Star and Polar Sea ñ have exceeded their intended 30-year service lives. [...]
New York Times – A growing array of military leaders, Arctic experts and lawmakers say the United States is losing its ability to patrol and safeguard Arctic waters even as climate change and high energy prices have triggered a burst of shipping and oil and gas exploration in the thawing region.more…
The Times – A US Coast Guard cutter will depart for the Arctic this week as part of a race against Russia to claim the vast spoils of oil and natural gas below the sea floor that both nations are scrambling to exploit.more…
Virginian Pilot – Itís namesake is one of the Coast Guardís most storied ships, but todayís Cutter Bear has colorful chapters all its own as it marks its silver anniversary.more…
New York Times – For most of human history, the Arctic Ocean has been an ice-locked frontier. But now, in one of the most concrete signs of the effect of a warming climate on government operations, the U.S. Coast Guard is planning its first operating base there as a way of dealing with the cruise [...]
Daily Telegraph – A submarine-like vessel carrying an estimated five metric tons of cocaine worth over 350 million dollars has been intercepted by US border patrol agents off the Guatemalan coast.more…