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CEO Notes

August 2020
The Naval Institute continues to meet its missions while working almost entirely remotely. I want to thank our members and donors who provide support to all our mission areas.
The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC-716) offloads humanitarian relief supplies in Batumi, Republic of Georgia, in 2008.
“To me, the most valuable experience of my fellowship was reading, thinking, and writing. I recognized through this endeavor that our service’s challenges are not always new; history is cyclical, and we can apply past strategies to help achieve present objectives. But to do that, we must read and learn.”
U.S. Coast Guard (Jordan Akiyama)

The Coast Guard’s Unintended Mission

By William H. Thiesen
August 2020
The history of how the Revenue Cutter Service took on a humanitarian lifesaving mission that eventually led to a U.S. Life-Saving Service and, later, the Coast Guard.
End-state leaders articulate what they expect, establish benchmarks, provide general guidance, and leave it to the enlisted and small-unit leaders to develop and determine the specifics.
The Arleigh Burke–class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) sails into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Since 2011, there have been 63 instances where Navy ships had to enter or leave Pearl Harbor with equipment casualties that limited their ability to maneuver.
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Book Reviews

August 2020
Reviews on Russian cyber operations, defending America against high-tech warfare, and of C.S. Forester's classic novel The Good Shepherd after the release of the movie adaptation, Greyhound.
The Coast Guard monitors multiple international fisheries agree­ments, treaties, and conventions, including the U.N. mora­torium on high-seas drift-net fishing. In this excerpt, Admiral Thomas Collins relates a 1997 intercept of a fishing boat operating illegally.

Seizing the Cao Yu 6025

By A. Denis Clift
August 2020
In these edited excerpts from his Naval Institute oral history, Admiral Thomas H. Collins recounts the Coast Guard’s actions against China’s Cao Yu 6025 in July 1997.

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