The Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council. Volume 71, Number 3, Fall 2014
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC
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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-911 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.
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