US Coast Guard's Role in the Persian Gulf War
Mulligan, Michael, Sea Classics
This armed force made an important contribution to the United Nations' victory in that Mid-East crisis
The US Coast Guard is the smallest of America's five armed forces. The Coast Guard has always had an unique position in the United States' national command authority. In peacetime, the Coast Guard operates as part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), but during times of war or presidential discretion, the Coast Guard operates as an arm of the US Navy. The Persian Gulf War was no different for this tiny service. The Coast Guard answered the call to arms and added its 31st streamer to the service flag.
Not known by the general public is the contribution of the US Coast …
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Publication information: Article title: US Coast Guard's Role in the Persian Gulf War. Contributors: Mulligan, Michael - Author. Magazine title: Sea Classics. Volume: 46. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2013. Page number: 58+. © Challenge Publications Inc. Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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