I have made an addition to my “Recommended Blogs” page (which is also my daily reading list) that you may find interesting, the Indo-Pacific Defense Forum.
Below I have duplicated the self description from their “About Us” page. The page also includes contact information not duplicated here.
In addition to English, this site is also published in Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, and Japanese.
Not all the content is Coast Guard related, but it seems much of it is.
- There is a story about Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency from June 15.
- There is a story about the Polarstern’s wintering over in the Arctic from June 15
- One about the apparent sharp increase in Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia. from June 24
- A report on an Exercise with the Maldives with Maritime Security aspects from June 27.
- One about Indonesia’s rejection of a Chinese proposal for negotiations on maritime borders from June 28
Thanks to Lee for bringing this to my attention.
IPDefenseForum.com is the online version of Indo Pacific Defense Forum magazine and is sponsored by the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).
Indo-Pacific Defense Forum is a professional military magazine published quarterly by the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command to provide an international forum for military personnel of the Indo-Pacific areas. The opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily represent the policies or points of view of this command or any other agency of the United States government. All articles are written by IPD Forum staff unless otherwise noted.
The site features articles from the IPD Forum magazine staff as well as news from across the region and analysis, interviews and commentary by paid IPDefenseForum.com correspondents and contributors.
The Secretary of Defense has determined that publication of this magazine is necessary for conducting public business as required of the Department of Defense by law.