Capt. Jim Howe, USCG (Ret.), served 27 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, eleven at sea and five in command. A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, he has earned master’s degrees in government, strategic studies, and space studies. Captain Howe works in the nuclear power industry.

Articles by Jim Howe

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The Forgotten Threat

By Captain Jim Howe, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
October 2010
The “Small Vessel Security Strategy” of 2008 has done little if anything to address the threat of “Cole-style” attacks in America.

The Need for Big Speed

By Commander Jim Howe, USCG
December 2001
The Coast Guard's small boats are being outmaneuvered and outrun by drug-smuggling go-fasts. The solution lies in the other direction—large cutters that can chase down go-fasts in heavy seas.

Books by Jim Howe