The U.S. Coast Guard, National Security, and Fisheries Law Enforcement
Bouziane, Michele, Naval War College Review
THE MISSIONS AND TASKS OF THE United States Coast Guard include maritime environmental protection, coastal defense, port safety and security, search and rescue, and boating safety.1 In addition, among U.S. military agencies, it has the primary mandate for the enforcement of maritime laws and treaties.2 This mission has made the Coast Guard a highly visible U.S. presence in the world; it can be argued, in fact, that the service is an extension of the U.S. diplomatic corps.
This is nowhere more the case than with respect to fisheries, an area that combines law enforcement and national security matters at the highest level. Presidential Decision Directive NSC-36 asserts "our …
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Publication information: Article title: The U.S. Coast Guard, National Security, and Fisheries Law Enforcement. Contributors: Bouziane, Michele - Author. Journal title: Naval War College Review. Volume: 50. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 1997. Page number: 125+. © Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Naval War College Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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