Re: Starfleet is the U.S. Coast Guard
Unless it's not his nation, United Earth is, and the UFP is just NATO.
*duh duh duhhhhhh*
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q