Securing the High Seas: America's Global Maritime Constabulary Power
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: National security; International Trade; Maritime Security; Coast Guard
Coverage: United States
To meet 21st century threats to freedom and world commerce, greater emphasis needs to be placed on bolstering the Navy's core warfighting mission while expanding the role of the Coast Guard to include its leading participation in the creation of a global constabulary that is equipped to carry out a growing range of both traditional and non-traditional missions and requirements.