Flood Of Tasks, Trickle Of Resources For Coast Guard

News & Features Brian Naylor · ·
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen looks out over the Alabama coast during an air tour of oil spill operations earlier this month. The Coast Guard is trying to manage the spill with BP while maintaining its other roles in port security, immigration enforcement, and search and rescue. Experts argue the agency's budget has not kept up with its expanding responsibilities.