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Coast Guard is Capable of Conducting and Leading Expeditionary Harbor Defense/Port Security and Harbor Approach Defense Operations   [open pdf - 1MB]

With the recent successes in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, combatant CINCs are looking more and more to the U.S. Coast Guard for its maritime interdiction and harbor defense expertise to protect U.S. military forces operating in and from the littorals. Assessing the strengths and vulnerabilities of its assets to the naval coastal warfare mission, this paper demonstrates that the Coast Guard does bring a unique, flexible and cost-effective force to the littoral battle space and is a perfect match to lead expeditionary naval coastal warfare operations. By utilizing the Coast Guard, joint force commanders can free up their limited number of high-end naval combatants for offensive operations and achieve unity of effort.

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2001-02-05
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