What is the role of coast guards in the realm of territorial disputes? Until ten years ago or so, few policy makers in East and Southeast Asia had to grapple with this question, because regional navies, not coast guards, were the central actors asserting sovereignty in disputed areas.
Morris, Lyle J.
"Blunt Defenders of Sovereignty - The Rise of Coast Guards in East and Southeast Asia,"
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