National Press Club

Modernizing the Coast Guard

February 8, 2008

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Run time: 5 minutes

Admiral Thad Allen outlined plans for reorganizing and modernizing the U.S. Coast Guard to meet growing demands while continuing to honor its past. Topics included illegal immigration and drug trafficking, changes in the Arctic ice cover, radical extremism, changes in maritime markets and technology, and securing cyberspace. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.