Securing the High Seas: America's Global Maritime Constabulary Power

Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Mackenzie M. Eaglen; James Dolbow; Martin Edwin Andersen; James Jay Carafano

Research Area: Law and ethics

Keywords: National security; International Trade; Maritime Security; Coast Guard

Type: Report

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.