You have it right. But did you know we have Coasties serving in Iraq already? We'd probably have more, except those geniuses in the Bush Administration decided to "improve" four of their Cutters and rendered them unseaworthy and irreparable. They didn't believe the CG and Navy ship designers. And nobody knows who will replace the cutters or who will pay. Competence in Action - Bush style.
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. army chief: Iraq war has sapped ability to fight Iran