“Cutter Bertholf’s Indo-Pac Deployment Highlighted Coast Guard’s National Security Role” –USNI

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (left) moves in formation with Philippine coast guard vessels Batangas (center) and Kalanggaman during an exercise on May 14. U.S. Coast Guard/Chief Petty Officer John Masson

This piece from Naval Institute News Service is worth a read. It is an illustration of what the Commandant was talking about here.

2 thoughts on ““Cutter Bertholf’s Indo-Pac Deployment Highlighted Coast Guard’s National Security Role” –USNI

  1. So if they going to be doing ‘National security’ stuff in and around what China likes to think of as its own pool… Somebody is going to find the budget to upgrade the weapons load on the NSC right?

    • Exactly…and perhaps purchase one or two more. It’s doing some of the stuff envisioned for that Navy lightweight vessel…but actually doing it.

      One could argue, it’s long legs, better endurance and sea keeping make it a better fit for the expanses of the Pacific than the LCS was ever going to be.

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