USCG: An Unprecedented 7,000 Foot Rescue

04/05/2010
Dramatic Rescue Shows Impact of New Equipment on U.S. Coast Guard Ability to Provide Life Saving Services On March 19th, 2010 at the Elizabeth City USCG facility, SLD talked with the current Executive Officer of the USCG Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) about a dramatic rescue conducted three years ago…

The USCG National Strike Force: A Key National Asset to Deal with Environmental Challenges (Part One)

03/30/2010
SLD sat down with Commander Tina Cutter, Deputy Commander of the National Strike Force and Lieutenant Commander Tedd Hutley, operations manager for the National Strike Force in mid-February of 2010.  The National Strike Force is one of the United States Coast Guard elements to be affected by the budget cuts,…

Lieutenant General Dubik on the Iraq Challenge: “From a Population Protection Mode To a Self Defense Mode”(III)

03/15/2010
In this final part of the interview, we discussed with General Dubik the way forward in Iraq.  We discussed first the continuing process of transition 2009-2010 and then the question post-2010 of building a longer-term relationship with Iraq as well as the challenges of working with the Iraqis to provide…