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The Sun (Almost) Never Sets on the U.S. Coast Guard

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Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the US Coast Guard, talks about the Coast Guard’s growing worldwide mission. Due to a web of international agreements, Coast Guard vessels have the authority to operate in Latin America and the Caribbean to stop the flow of cocaine, heroin, and opioids into the United States. But operating on a relatively tiny budget, the service increasingly is short of ships, people, and money to do everything from domestic disaster relief to drug interdiction to fisheries patrols.   

 

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