The US Coast Guard, One of Drug Enforcements’ Best Defenses Along Our Shores

One of the hardworking branches of the military is often the least heard from, the least understood, and rarely receives accolades for a job well done. In the war against drugs entering our country or national threats, we often forget that one of the biggest routes is not by land or air–but by sea. The UNITED STATES COAST GUARD In March of 2017, the Administration’s Fiscal Years 2017 Budget Amendment and 2018 Budget Requests helped advance DHS Coast Guard operations. It wasn’t until matters came to light though about a proposed billion-dollar budget cut to the Coast Guard budget that … Continue reading

Our Borders Are More Than Just A Wall – US Coast Guard Is Also A Vital Component

  The 2017 Coast Guard Budget was done by Obama in February 2016. One can almost say, his budget was designed to help the drug dealers instead of keeping our coastline safe. His budget only called for purchasing and fitting of $704.1 million for vessels; $201.3 million for aircraft; and $51.1 million for shore projects. They were required to slim down the budget yet still maintain a high degree of efficiency and response. The budget request was $6.99 billion to operate and maintain Coast Guard assets and sustain essential front-line operations. Trump somehow has forgotten the importance and significance of … Continue reading