Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

US Coast Guard modernises fleet, expands presence in Indo-Pacific to counter ‘bad actors in the region’

Posted by M. C. on September 11, 2021

What is the “Coast” Guard doing in the Western Pacific? Preparing for war with China.

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The US Coast Guard is carrying out its biggest shipbuilding effort since World War II, modernising its fleet and establishing a presence in the Pacific that the force has not attempted in decades.

Admiral Linda Fagan, the vice-commandant of the US Coast Guard, said the expansion would strengthen enforcement in the region against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and also counter “bad actors”.

“Presence matters. Having ships on the sea matters. But having a regulatory regime, having the enforcement capacity and capability matters,” Fagan told the Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Exchange conference in Hawaii this week.

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