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2011 DHS White Paper on the U.S. Coast Guard
This first-ever Department of Homeland Security White Paper presents the forward strategic direction for the United States Coast Guard. It provides civilian and military readers alike with a guide to understanding the changing maritime environment, the ever-present demand for the full range of Coast Guard capabilities, and how the United States, as a maritime nation, will make most effective use of those capabilities to fulfill its maritime needs.

2013 DHS White Paper on the U.S. Coast Guard
This 2013 White Paper builds on the 2011 DHS White Paper on the Coast Guard that outlined the strategic framework for the service in the 21st Century.

2007 U.S. Coast Guard Strategy
The U.S. Coast Guard Strategy for Maritime Safety, Security, and Stewardship describes how the U.S. Coast Guard will work to safeguard the nation against all threats, hazards, and challenges in the maritime domain, today and in the future.

Creating and Sustaining Strategic Intent, Version 3.0
Evergreen III, U.S. Coast Guard Evergreen Process

Creating and Sustaining Strategic Intent, Version 4.0 (link in progress)
Evergreen IV begins the next iteration of the Evergreen Process. The Evergreen Process is the result of almost two decades of Coast Guard experience with future scenario-based strategy development.

2011 Commandant's Direction
The Direction is ADM Papp's trackline for the way forward. It takes a fix on our fundamental and enduring roles and values; it keeps a weather eye on the future operating environment for which we must prepare; and it sets the course with his Principles, Priorities, and Objectives.

2013 Commandant's SITREP
This Situation Report (SITREP) reports our progress in meeting the Priorities and Objectives within the Commandant's Direction 2011 and the critical work that remains ahead.

A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
To successfully implement this strategy, the Sea Services (U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps) must collectively expand the core capabilities of U.S. seapower to achieve a blend of peacetime engagement and major combat operations capabilities..

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