June 22, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Faces Questions Over Failure To Rescue Titanic Sub

Source: Newsweek

Journalist: Aleks Phillips

"The Coast Guard is in the business of saving people, and they understand very well the time-critical nature of doing so," Tom Shugart, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and former U.S. Navy submarine commander, said.


"I have zero doubt whatsoever that the people involved in running this rescue operation for the Coast Guard are doing absolutely everything they think they can do to rescue these people," Shugart said. "So any idea that there's somebody at the Coast Guard sitting back with their feet up on the table drinking a cup of coffee and thinking they can wait a few more hours—that's just not them."

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  • Tom Shugart

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Thomas Shugart is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research focuses on undersea warfare and maritime com...