Friday, October 01, 2004

Join the Coast Guard... beat the draft

With the latest news that the Department of Defense is sending the Coast Guard's Port Security Unit's home in December -- leaving maritime inshore security to elements of the U.S. Navy -- now might be the time to join the Coast Guard before the military draft is instituted again. Or so I'm let to believe. Is it possible Bush will bring back the draft? Kerry has hinted at it. Do I believe it? Well...

In the mean time, the Coast Guard has put the kabosh on starting up two new Port Security Units, one in Massachusetts and the other in northern California. Instead, the agency is looking to reprogram those 300 reserve billets which had been set aside for these deployable resources to something a little closer to home.

So, join the Coast Guard... and slip into a uniform that's blue, not green.

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