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  •  Umm, Says The Coast Guard And The Navy! (2+ / 0-)
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    "The Coast Guard did not request this vessel, does not need this vessel, nor does this vessel meet the Coast Guard's requirements," he said on the Senate floor. "The Coast Guard's resources are already stretched thin and this will only hamper its ability to meet its new challenges since Sept. 11."

    The bill passed with all its pork intact.

    After several evaluations, the Coast Guard concluded it couldn't use the Guardian boat. It didn't need it to chase drug smugglers because it uses helicopters to do that more easily and safely.

     Source: Seattle Times, Same As Kos's

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