With more than 20,000 active duty Coast Guard personnel, the Coast Guards’ largest maritime operations unit has an international reach.
It’s a force that has been around for over 100 years, and has the ability to quickly deploy and protect the American people.
But in the world of federal maritime security, it can also be an easy target for criminals and foreign governments looking to make money.
And, with the threat of climate change, some U.N. peacekeepers are wondering how the Coast Guardians will cope with an increasingly violent world.
It was that sense of urgency that prompted the Coast Governors to set up a task force to address the challenges of the maritime security force, which is now led by the Navy’s Office of Naval Research.
In a new series, Fox News’ “The Oceans” examines the challenges and opportunities that face the U-M, Coast Guard and Coast Guard Special Operations Forces (SOF) as the world shifts toward the 21st century.
The special operations forces and Coast Guards operate alongside the U, and often are assigned to joint operations with U.K. and U.A.E. forces.
The Coast Guard has had to adjust its priorities as the threat from climate change has prompted increased scrutiny and increased costs for the U., Coast Guards Chief Petty Officer Jeffery M. Stokes said.
The U. S. Coast Guards, which are in charge of protecting America’s maritime borders, have struggled to find a way to respond to climate change.
Some Coast Guards have shifted their missions to protect the nation’s coasts.
But the Coast guards are still in the business of protecting the American economy, Stokes told Fox News.
“We are a very successful global nation that relies on the maritime assets that are part of our homeland,” he said.
But as the global sea ice melts, that means more people and ships, and even more money is at stake for the Coast, which has seen its revenues drop from nearly $8 billion in 2010 to just over $5 billion this year.
“The maritime security forces have become increasingly exposed to the challenges associated with climate change,” Coast Guard Chief Petty Office Captain Tom Sperry said in a statement.
“Climate change is an emerging security threat and maritime security is a critical asset for the Department of Defense.”
The Coast Guards Special Operations Command is part of the Coast Defense Command.
Special Operations commands are the U.-S.
special forces, which train, advise and assist in counterterrorism operations.
But while the Coast has been able to train U. and other allied forces for the war on terror since the late 1990s, the U’s Special Operations forces have been fighting on the front lines of a war against climate change and climate-related threats.
The Special Operations command, which includes Coast Guard special operations, the Naval Special Warfare Command, Coast Defense and Coast Operations, and Coast Security, also includes Coast Defense Special Operations, which operates in the Gulf of Mexico.
Special Warfare command has faced criticism for a lack of training and resources, as well as a lack to develop a strategic approach to counter the evolving threats.
“Our special operations command has historically not been an operational force that we have used in a combat environment,” Stokes explained.
“But we have been in the game for quite a while and we are now going into a combat-oriented environment.”
As part of its efforts to combat climate change — which has already resulted in sea ice loss in parts of the U — the Coast is deploying an icebreaker, the USS Wasp, to the Gulf in an effort to better understand how sea ice is changing and help with mitigation strategies.
“Sea ice is a major issue,” Capt. Michael R. McFarland, the Special Operations commander, told FoxNews.
“It’s going to affect the weather patterns around the world, it’s going be a major problem.”
But in some cases, the ice may actually be the biggest threat.
When it comes to climate, the ocean can be a powerful weapon in the hands of criminals, terrorists and nations that want to control the oceans, according to retired Coast Guard Admiral Bill C. Jones.
Jones served as Coast Guard Commandant for 20 years and as head of Special Operations until 2011.
“As we go into a time when the oceans are going to be increasingly hostile to all forms of human activities and human life, it is absolutely critical that the Coast can respond with a high level of readiness,” Jones told FoxNEWS.
The challenges facing the Coast will likely only grow as climate change takes its toll on the seas, according Capt. David L. McBride, the commandant of the National Guard Coast Guard District of the District of Columbia.
“Every time you get a major event, the seas become a much greater concern, and that will increase,” McBride said.
“This is going to become more challenging, and the Coast’s going on the edge of a crisis.”
As the oceans become increasingly hostile, the military