Interesting piece from the US Naval Institute’s Naval History Blog.
In honor of the United States Coast Guard, which turned 225 years old this week, the Naval History Blog offers a selection from a speech delivered by A. Denis Clift, Vice President for Planning and Operations at the United States Naval Institute.
It primarily deals with the Coast Guard’s growing role in the National Intelligence organization and is a bit old, dating from 2000, but it fills in some history I was not aware of, and seems to demonstrate a lot of continuity in mission requirements. It even delves into Coast Guard Intelligence operations during Prohibition.
Thanks to Lee for bring this to my attention.