Accession Number : ADA563257


Title :   The Need for a Regional Security System Multinational Coast Guard Unit in the Eastern Caribbean


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Clarke, Aquinas J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563257.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : This paper is an academic examination of the need for the formation of a multinational Regional Security System (RSS) Coast Guard Unit. It concludes that among RSS operational-level maritime forces leaders, there is a common perception that the formation of a multinational RSS Coast Guard is a necessity and that such an entity would enhance the security of the sub-region. Though over time the nomenclature of the security challenges to the RSS sub-region has not changed, the complexity of those challenges has. This complexity is the result of the sub-region's existence in an inescapable and uncontrollable world risk society that forces the sub-region to create new, or modify existing security risk mitigation systems to preserve itself. The proposed multinational RSS Coast Guard is an example of this. However, this effort at risk mitigation will not succeed if there is no commonality of perception among policy makers in the RSS that the proposed multinational RSS Coast Guard would enhance the security of their individual states and of the sub-region. Funding, political will, and logistics will be the most significant requirements for the formation and sustainment of the proposed multinational RSS Coast Guard, and these requirements also have the greatest potential to hinder its formation.


Descriptors :   *CARIBBEAN SEA , *COOPERATION , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *POLICE , *RISK MANAGEMENT , *SECURITY , *WEST INDIES , COASTAL REGIONS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , REQUIREMENTS , THEORY , THESES


Subject Categories : Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE