“Rise of the white hulls: Indo-Pacific coast guards become diplomatic tools” –Stars and Stripes

Japanese built Philippine Coast Guard cutter Malabrigo

 

Stars and Stripes has a brief story on the increased use of Coast Guards in Asia as counters to Chinese actions.

Unfortunately it appears to me that some of the countries there are using a professed need to build up their coast guards as an excuse for not exercises their legitimate rights by using their navies to confront the Chinese when they act unlawfully.

3 thoughts on ““Rise of the white hulls: Indo-Pacific coast guards become diplomatic tools” –Stars and Stripes

  1. Chuck,
    This is where I think the US Coast Guard needs to develop diplomatic and training relationships with the coast guards in Asia who are increasingly using coast guards to enforce EEZ.

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