Accession Number : ADA618311


Title :   The Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council. Volume 71, Number 3, Fall 2014


Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618311.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : In recent decades, it seems that our national security focus has been dominated by concerns in the Eastern Hemisphere. Even as we attempt to extricate ourselves from the military engagements of the post-9/11 era, we still find much of our public, private, and national dialog focused on rising Eastern powers or engagements with destabilized countries that pose terrorist threats. Although the Coast Guard is active across the globe, our primary mission space has always been in the Western Hemisphere. The Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy details the importance of safety and security in waters closer to our shores by highlighting the importance of regional safety and security that promotes our nation s and region s prosperity. Amid the overriding trends and significant hemispheric challenges our nation will face in the coming years, the Western Hemisphere Strategy provides a clear framework to address the most pressing risks the Coast Guard will confront within our primary operating region during the next 10 years.


Descriptors :   *BORDER SECURITY , *COAST GUARD , *STRATEGY , CARGO SHIPS , CARIBBEAN SEA , COMMERCE , COOPERATION , CRIMES , DRUG SMUGGLING , ECONOMICS , FLEETS(SHIPS) , INLAND WATERWAYS , INTELLIGENCE , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MARINE TRANSPORTATION , NAVIGATION , SEARCH AND RESCUE , THREATS , WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL)


Subject Categories : Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE