National Press Club

State of the Coast Guard

February 12, 2010

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Run time: 61 minutes

Admiral Thad W. Allen gave his final state of the Coast Guard address. He talked about Coast Guard partnerships with international and federal agencies in response to disasters, Hurricane Katrina, and the recent earthquake in Haiti. He also talked about the fiscal year 2011 budget request, current initiatives, and strategic maritime challenges facing the U.S. Following his remarks he responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.