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U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. coast guard

■ Introduction

The U.S. Coast Guard is the federal government’s primary maritime law enforcement agency. The Coast Guard is a branch of the armed forces formerly under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation (DOT). It was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with enactment of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. During time of war, or by presidential order, the Coast Guard operates as a part of the U.S. Navy. The primary mission of the Coast Guard is the protection of U.S. maritime resources and ...

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