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This issue of Proceedings contains our annual look at the U.S. Coast Guard, the nation's smallest military service, but one that has been much in the news in recent years.
We lead off with a story on the latest in Coast Guard tactics, the Deployable Operations Group, or DOG, which draws together deployable specialized forces under a single, unified command. This will be a more effective and efficient way to train and equip existing forces currently under separate command structures. Several related articles on the Coasties follow, including a fine piece by Art Pine on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the service's little-known volunteer component that has seen its duties expanded in the post-9/11 era.