How securing maritime commerce protects U.S. national security

Emilie Kimball
The U.S. maritime transportation system plays a critical role in ensuring American economic prosperity and security, as experts discussed at a March 25 event at Brookings. With 90 percent of global trade now moving by sea, the demands on our marine transportation system are unprecedented.
Brookings Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy program Bruce Jones hosted U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Daniel Abel to give a keynote address on the Coast Guard’s recently released “Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook.”
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Seal of the US Coast Guard
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