Business Insider reports on the increasing demand signal for Coast Guard assets in the Western Pacific and the necessary balancing act that results. They sum it up this way.
- The US military has turned more of its attention to the Pacific amid competition with China.
- The Coast Guard has been key, conducting missions other services aren’t equipped or allowed to do.
- But it already has worldwide commitments, and higher demand in the Pacific could tax its resources.
None of this should come as a surprise to regular readers here, but it is a nice overview and there are some beautiful photos.
Perhaps more importantly these realities are being brought to a general audience.
Thanks to Mike B. for bringing this to my attention.