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Cadets throw their caps in the air during the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremony in New London, Connecticut, U.S., May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Watch: President Biden Gives Keynote Address at Coast Guard Academy’s 140th Commencement Ceremony

President Biden delivered the keynote speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s 140th commencement ceremony on Wednesday in New London, Connecticut.

In his speech, he hit on a range of topics including upholding freedom of navigation and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas; confronting disruptive actions by nation’s like China and Russia in the South China Sea and Arctic, as well as Iran in the Persian Gulf; climate change and Coast Guard’s in responding to climate disasters; combating illicit drug smuggling at sea and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; and the growing number of women in military services and importance of promoting women to the highest levels of command, noting the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2021 is over onethird female.

You can watch President Biden’s speech below or read a transcript on The White House website here.



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