Budget Cuts Could Pull Navy Out of The War on Drugs

“Currently the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates USS Gary (FFG-51) and Thach (FFG-43) patrol the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific looking for drug runners  using either high-speed ‘go-fast,’ boats or slow-moving, hard-to-detect drug submarine-like craft to smuggle hundreds of tons of cocaine and other drugs from South America into the United States.  With the frigates out of the picture, the amount of drugs entering the country will increase, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp told USNI News following Tuesday’s State of the Coast Guard address.”


Related posts:

WTC memorial magnificent, but at a steep price
Bank of Japan announces new monetary easing
Georgia rebuilds Stalin monuments
Mister Taxman: Why Some Americans Working Abroad are Ditching Their Citizenships
Yahoo prepares to buy Tumblr for up to $1.1 billion
Hands-free cell phone devices still pose driving risk: study
Kerry downplays new reports of NSA spying on allies
Japan says it faces increasing threats from China, North Korea
Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq's Abu Ghraib in violent mass break-out
Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions
Australian central bank's talk of intervention sends Aussie dollar down
'Make 401(k) Auto-Enrollment Mandatory'
Federal judge rules drivers allowed to flash headlights as warning
Medical marijuana rally slated for Oklahoma Capitol Wednesday
Millions of Android downloads infected with cryptocoin-mining code