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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD “All Hazards, All Threats, Nationwide, Worldwide” Admiral Thad Allen Commandant, United States Coast Guard Commandant, United.

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1 UNITED STATES COAST GUARD “All Hazards, All Threats, Nationwide, Worldwide” Admiral Thad Allen Commandant, United States Coast Guard Commandant, United States Coast Guard

2 The Maritime Domain Our World of Work

3 U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Roles DHS Component Armed Force Maritime Advisor (IMO, TIC) Intel Community

4 A Cooperative Strategy For 21 st Century Seapower U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Core Capabilities Forward Presence Deterrence Sea Control Power Projection Maritime Security Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR)

5 A Cooperative Strategy For 21 st Century Seapower Critical role of Coast Guard agencies Extending partnerships, cooperation beyond military-military framework Public safety, Interior, Justice, Border Guard, Transportation, Customs, Immigration, Environmental Response All hazards … all threats

6 Coast Guard Authorities Territorial Sea EEZ High Seas 200 NM 12 NM Internal Waters & Ports Foreign Countries 6 24 NM Contiguous Zone Authorities Limited LE Authority Ashore At “Facilities” (46 USC 70117) Authority To Assist Fed/State/Local Agencies 14 USC 141 COTP Control Over Ports, Waterways and Coastal (33 CFR Part 6) (46 USC 70101) Broad LE & Inspection Authority - 14 USC 89 Full Authority of Customs Officers - 19 USC 1401 Numerous bilateral Agreements authorize USCG LE On Foreign Vessels PSI Agreements At All Times Military 14 USC, 10 USC International Law = Right of Approach/Visit USCG relationships Continental Shelf PSI, Bilateral Agreements, IMO At All Times LE and Customs Officers

7 Regional Approaches to Regional Challenges Frameworks will vary based on unique regional characteristics Key attributes Non – Policy Making Low barriers to entry Focus on ops & coordination Mindful of resource limitations Demonstrated results

8 Regional Approaches, Regional Successes North Pacific and North Atlantic Coast Guard Forums

9 NPCGF Seizure of Chinese F/ V LU RONG YU

10 Oil Spill, South Korea Dec 2007

11 HC-130J Int’l Ice Patrol ADAK AQUIDNICK BARINOF MAUI MONOMOY WRANGELL LEDET 103, 107, 405, 407 PSU 311, 309 PATFORSWA LEDET 101,102,105, 108, , 406 ONF LEDET 105,102, 107, 408, 409 ONS OMAR CLEARWATER HC-130J MIAMI HU-25 HSDN MUNRO FLEC PSU 305, 309 GTMO Arctic Patrols HEALY POLAR SEA KODIAK MH-65 KODIAK HC-130J DALLAS HADR IPS Teams Port Assessments BLUE--forces ORANGE--operations MSRT DAS AFRICOM The Coast Guard is Global Oct – Dec 2008

12 The Coast Guard is Global FY08 Training (in red) Abroad: 2,500 students, 107 missions, 26 countries. Resident: 905 students, 76 countries.

13 Iraqi Oil Platform

14 Dramatic Loss of Summer Ice Alaska Greenland Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of globe Ice cap estimated half the size of 50 years ago UNCLASSIFIED Russia North America 4

15 International Maritime Organization (IMO): Piracy, air pollution from ships, maritime safety AND security International Association of Marine Aids to Nav & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA): E-Navigation; VTS standards, ship tracking systems (AIS) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Ship Recycling; Environmental Protection; Ship Design U.S. Coast Guard Work With Intergovernmental Organizations

16 Piracy: Horn of Africa Future Challenge What framework to use? - Local - Regional - UN - Intergovernmental (Combined Task Force 151)

17 Piracy: Straits of Malacca Intergovernmental cooperation to significantly reduce incidents of piracy by 75% from 2004 to incidents in incident to date in 2008

18  26 Bilateral Agreements Antigua & Barbuda Bahamas Belize Dominica Colombia DomRep Netherlands Antilles Panama St Kitts & Nevis St Lucia St Vincent & Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago Caicos UK Venezuela - JamaicaHaiti Suriname Barbados Costa Rica Honduras Guyana Nicaragua Guatemala Ecuador Turks & Grenada

19 Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible (SPSS) 23 SPSS events from FY01 to FY07 47 known SPSS events in FY 08 Recent Successes - Mexican Special Forces seize 6 tons - CG LEDET/USN seize 7 tons - CGC MIDGETT seizes 7 tons Advanced Design Greater Smuggling Capacity Longer Range Emerging National Security Threat (WMD) Legislation passed – illegal to operate

20 Shifting Routes Increasing Cocaine Flow to Europe & Africa 8% of total flow and growing Strength of Euro against the Dollar Limited West African capability Way Ahead: CGC DALLAS Proof of Concept – Cape Verde

21 Humanitarian Aid Georgia – CGC DALLAS delivered 34 tons of blankets, hygiene kits, baby food and infant-care supplies in Sep 2008

22 Disaster Relief in Caribbean Four consecutive hurricanes in summer 2008: Fay, Gustav, Hannah, Ike Haiti –USCG aircraft and cutters delivered 40 tons of food, water, tarps, hygiene kits Turks & Caicos –USCG aircraft delivered supplies and personnel, assisted with overflights, & conducted rescue ops

23 QUESTIONS????


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