In this edition of Coast Guard Outlook®, we look at the Coast Guard’s increasing focus on the growing problem of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing as well as counter-drug operations in cooperation with JIATF-South and regional partners and allies. With respect to programs and technologies, we look at the expansion and acceleration of Coast Guard innovation, including the recent operational testing of unmanned surface vehicles and the history and future of Rescue 21. We review the latest on Coast Guard cutter programs, interview District 7 commander Rear Adm. Eric C. Jones, and cover the most recent developments in the Arctic and the Coast Guard’s initiatives and programs. Along with this, a feature covers the Rum War, its effects on the development of the Coast Guard and its missions, and its echoes today in the law enforcement mission. Finally, we update our annual guide to Coast Guard ships, aircraft, and boats.
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