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The future of the Coast Guard

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For over 230 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has protected the homeland and served as an instrument of security, intelligence, and diplomacy. An armed force and a regulatory entity, the Coast Guard employs unique authorities, broad capabilities, and vast global partnerships to defend U.S. maritime interests. The Coast Guard also plays a role in addressing cyber challenges and instability in the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic region. And as the United States competes with China, the Coast Guard brings to bear a range of capabilities to counter China’s hybrid activities.

On June 28, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted a conversation with Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl L. Schultz to discuss the Coast Guard and its role in America’s national defense.

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