US CG flies the flag

Soft power projection.

Analysis: US Coast Guard to be placed in the vanguard of US maritime presence abroad

Michael Fabey

The US Coast Guard is making it possible for the United States to maintain a strong presence in increasingly contested maritime areas without raising the threat of military confrontation, as Michael Fabey reports

Mostly sidelined thus far in the US quest to maintain security and open shipping lanes in far-flung global maritime commons, the US Coast Guard (USCG) is now developing and deploying forces to help the nation conduct such operations.

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