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With 40,000 enlisted personnel, the United States Coast Guard is the smallest of the seven military branches of the United States Armed Services. Largely known for its humanitarian missions, modern times have long since called the Coast Guard to a broad national defense role: in drug interdiction, environmental protection, port security and anti-terrorism activity. Most Americans don't know that the Coast Guard's duty to protect American interests extends to international waters. As was the case in Vietnam, the Guard has seen multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf since 9/11 to block contraband, provide port security, address potential oil spills and otherwise augment the U.S. military presence.

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