Rebalance U.S. Coast Guard Cutters to Help Advance a ‘Free and Open’ Indo-Pacific

By |2021-05-17T15:35:47-10:00May 13th, 2021|

By Lt. Cmdr. Mike Moyseowicz, U.S. Coast Guard* Keywords: Maritime law enforcement, homeport, Oceania, IUU fishing, maritime domain awareness “We are recommitting to a shared vision for an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, resilient, and inclusive.”[1] U.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of the Quad nations, March 13, 2021. For the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to best contribute toward a “free and open” Indo-Pacific, it needs to shift major cutter resources to the Pacific to meet the mission demands of the future. Currently, the USCG homeports only 33% of its major cutters in the Pacific, with the [...]