It’s now been more than a month since parts of the federal government shut down, and for the first time that I know of, members of the military are not getting a paycheck.

Even though they are still putting on their uniforms and are hard at work.

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Alan Spackman

The Coast Guard has NEVER been under the Department of Defense, which was formed in 1947. During WWI and WWII, as provided for by law, it was placed under the Department of War. Coast Guard assets have operated and continue to operate in unified commands under the direction of the Department of Defense. It is debatable whether the Coast Guard would benefit from being included in the Defense Department's budget, since many of its missions are not directly defense related.

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