09 Jan '18, 3pm

"It is, worldwide, the era of Coast Guards."

"It is, worldwide, the era of Coast Guards."

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the United States Coast Guard, 2017 began with a snub. It ended with record-setting rescues and drug busts and lavish praise from the president himself. The Coast Guard is by far the smallest of the U.S. military services and the only one to fall under the Department of Homeland Security, rather than the Defense Department. Historically, it has been one of the military's best-kept secrets. But as global military interest increasingly centers on coastal regions and an evolving Arctic, people are paying more attention. And despite being strapped for resources, the Coast Guard has continued to draw praise in its own right, most recently by saving thousands of lives in the trio of hurricanes that hit Texas and the Caribbean last fall. In September, ratings-conscious President Donald Trump observed a change on the wind. "No brand has improved more than t...

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