Accession Number : AD1052901

Title :   Remaining Relevant: Historical Contributions, Civil-Military Challenges, and Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities on Coast Guard Cutters

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Personal Author(s) : Smicklas, Brian A

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : Since 1790, throughout both World Wars, Vietnam, and a majority of the Cold War, the Coast Guards major cutters relevantly contributed to United States naval warfare capacity. The post Cold War global security environment reinforced the Coast Guards relevance as a hybrid military-and-law enforcement service, sharing similarities with many navies throughout the globe. However, despite very recent recapitalization, Coast Guard major cutters, the mainstay of Coast Guard armed service relevance, are potentially less prepared for war than at any other time in service history due to the reemergence of long-term, strategic competition from revisionist powers such as Russia and China, and rogue regimes in North Korea and Iran.

Descriptors :   coast guard , antisubmarine warfare , homeland defense , civil war , national politics , personnel management , submarine warfare , department of homeland security , homeland security , national security , military organizations , warfare , contingency operations (military) , naval warfare , marine transportation , naval operations , navy , vessels , ships

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE