The year 2003 was a watershed for today’s Coast Guard. The Coast Guard’s roles as a military service, as a federal law-enforcement agency, as a regulatory authority, and as a member of the new Department of Homeland Security place it squarely at the center of national initiatives to reduce security risks to our nation.
Collins, Thomas H.
"Change and Continuity—The U.S. Coast Guard Today,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 57
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol57/iss2/3