Because of your support, Heritage continues to host the leaders of our government to address today’s most critical issues.

This week was no exception.

Thursday, Heritage hosted Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to discuss how he plans to protect America’s security in the coming years as the world becomes a progressively more dangerous place.

The U.S. Coast Guard has a wide range of national responsibilities, from interdicting cocaine shipments and conducting search and rescue on the high seas, to enabling commerce and securing America’s ports. It protects and defends over 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards the largest Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the world.

It is an asset for both national security and economic prosperity, serving as a law enforcement agency, military service and member of the Intelligence Community at all times.

Watch the event below: 
What do you think are the greatest challenges the Coast Guard will face in the future?

Comments (4)

Junius Berger - April 14, 2018

Coast Guard’s biggest challenges will be interdiction of drug shipments and of illegal immigration attempts by sea.

Dana Park - April 14, 2018

Volume was too low and it cut out before it was over. However, having these kinds of speakers are good as it does keep communication to the public open.

william schmidt - April 14, 2018

Our Congress and bureaucrats who ignore the Constitution and the rule of law. And, judges who legislate from the bench are the biggest threats that the Coast Guard will face.

RJ McClure - April 15, 2018

In addition to what William Schmidt shared the Coast Guard needs a budget that will allow them to grow and expand the manpower and technology to stay abreast of the every changing challenges they face.

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