The United States Coast Guard and National Defense

The United States Coast Guard and National Defense

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In addition to port security, ship inspection and safety, law enforcement, and search and rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard assumes an important role in national defense at home and abroad. To that end, the Coast Guard has carried out separate and coordinated missions with other armed forces from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and North Polar region. This chronicle of the Coast Guard's contributions to national defense examines participation in World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the War on Terror. Among the topics exp.U.S. Coast Guard high-endurance oceangoing cutters (WHECs) were also offered to the South Vietnam government. ... Purdy then managed to get the Coast Guard explosives loading manual published in Vietnamese to assist waterfront workers.37 By November 1972 the Coast Guard ELD units ... At the end ofJanuary 1973 the Saigon PSaamp;WD unit was disestablished at a U.S. Army awards celebration.

Title:The United States Coast Guard and National Defense
Author: Thomas P. Ostrom
Publisher:McFarland - 2011-10-10

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