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The United States Coast Guard and national defense : a history from World War I to the present

Author: Thomas P Ostrom
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This chronicle of the Coast Guard's contributions to national defense examines participation in World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the War on Terror. Among the topics explored are defense threats, drug trafficking, and border security, as well as Coast Guard personnel, training, leadership, and assets"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas P Ostrom
ISBN: 9780786464807 0786464801
OCLC Number: 733232467
Description: xiii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Coast Guard: 1790 to World War I --
World War II on land, sea, and air --
Korea: the forgotten Cold War conflict --
The Cold War from America to Vietnam --
Logistics and tactics in Indochina --
Cold War, terror, and interdiction --
National defense on the Great Lakes --
National disasters and the War on Terror --
Coast Guard aviation and national defense --
Homeland security --
The Coast Guard in Kosovo, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf --
Port security, pirates, and commandos --
Budgets, assets, missions, and training --
The Arctic and national security --The Coast Guard heritage --
Appendix A: Team Coast Guard and commandants to 1990 --
Appendix B: Team Coast Guard and commandants, 1990 to 2010 --
Appendix C: Always ready: Coast Guard personnel.
Responsibility: Thomas P. Ostrom ; foreword by Commander Gary M. Thomas.

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"a solid overview of this often-overlooked service. Recommended"--Choice; "an outstanding reference for those who are unfamiliar with the many roles of the Coast Guard"--Nautical Research Journal; Read more...

 
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