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Why does the United States need a navy?
This is a Kirk-split-by-the-transporter question.The stated question, "Why does the United States need a navy?" and the inferred question, "Why does the United States have the Navy?"I wish I could find the quotable-someone who said that our greatest allies are the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Maybe Will Rogers, maybe Benjamin Franklin. It was someone wry, anyway. But we know why we have a navy: the founding fathers foresaw more danger from the sea than from the land and legislated measures to mitigate it. Later, it turned out that more navy was going to help commerce flow. History continued to show how US interests were increasingly extra-territorial, how the Navy helped grease the economic wheels. While WW1 was an iffy justification of global sea power, WW2 was the defining moment for having a world-class, planet-spanning navy. So, we need a navy to protect our shores and protect our trade, that much is pretty clear. But why do we need the Navy, the monstrous fleets that blanket the watery depths with criss-crossing wakes and pointy bits aiming this way and that? Well, we don't. At least not primarily. We could beef up the Coast Guard and develop some pretty impressive area denial weapons and just pay others to protect our shipping when it's out of our range. Why do we have the current US Navy? The rest of the world needs it. After WW1, the US went back into relative isolation. An island unto ourselves, young America didn't want to involve itself with old-world dysfunction. We had plenty of our own, but were too gun-shy to burden ourselves with others' problems, already feeling like 1917-18 was a mistake. After the global devastation of WW2, the US decided that for reasons of self-interest, it was no longer wise to act as if the world's troubles wouldn't also affect America. Many of the other nations around the world, too, mistrusted the US least of the Great Powers, seeing fewer tendencies to empire. As the bi-polar world of the Cold War grew, many other nations allowed the two primary belligerents to act as proxy defenders, keeping the overall armies and navies to a relatively low number. It continues today. The US Navy is specifically requested by many nations to keep a presence in their waters. Treaties define ever-increasing amounts of support from US sea power. The onerous financial strain is starting to tell, however, and we're having to reduce our military interactions across the board. The fear now is that the rest of the world's military spending may rise to fill the perceived gap in US involvement. This hasn't been good in the past and few are enthusiastic about it now. We'll just have to see how things turn out—like we always do.
Is it necessary to be a graduate for filling out the admission form for the Indian Coast Guard?
Depends!If you wanna apply for officer cadre, You shall be a graduate and the eligibility is as per the advertisement published on the website.And for Navik entry, 12th pass is mandatory.However for domestic branch, the qualification is 10th pass as shown below.Goodluck!
How do I fill out the yearly percentage in the Indian Coast Guard AC application form when we have a CGPA?
Depends on wjich standard you are applying for10th = cgpax9.5Gradiation = cgpax multiplying factor.In some colleges it is 9.5,9,10 depends on colllege
How do I fill out the educational qualification section of the assistant commandant application form in coast guard (01/2019 batch)?
U should be Bachelor of science hieght166 wt 50 and pass ur exams
What's your view on Kamala Harris' comment: "The Coast Guard protects and defends our country. Let’s reopen the government, instead of telling Coast Guard families to hold a garage sale or take up dog walking to pay the bills."?
My view is that she’s 100% correct and I 100% support both her and her comment.The president should be ashamed of what he’s doing. And any member of Congress who is supporting him should be ashamed, too.Profoundly ashamed.
U.S. Coast Guard: How do coastguards search for and recover bodies of individuals swept out to sea?
US Coast Guard search operations for persons in the water (PIW's) utilize software from a program called SAROP's which takes in historical water current patterns, on scene weather/winds/currents, time of day/illumination level, size of person, what the person is wearing, whether or not the person has a flotation device and the type of aircraft or vessel doing the search. Once on scene a Coast Guard asset can deploy a data marker Bouy which can then be relocated its drift can then be used to better create a search pattern. The amount of time the Coast Guard will search for a PIW depends on the water temperature and what the PIW is wearing. A PIW with a flotation device in the Caribbean might survive a couple of days while a PIW near Alaska with no survival gear will be hypothermic in under an hour. The success of these searches largely depends the accuracy of the time/location of where the person fell off the vessel/washed out to sea. If the original information isn't very accurate then the search plan will be an educated guess. In most cases the Coast Guard doesn't search for bodies. A search action plan will be executed through such a time as it would be reasonable to expect the PIW to still be alive. Also of note a person with a 406 emergency positioning radio beacon (Epirb) will be found very quickly also a person with a strobe light at night or a mirror during the day is very easy to locate if we are in the general vicinity!