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Old 01-17-2021, 04:02 PM
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Exclamation Is the US Losing the Fight for Arctic Dominance?

Is the US Losing the Fight for Arctic Dominance?
By: Hope Hodge Seck - Military.com News -01-04-21
Re: https://www.military.com/podcasts/le...dominance.html

Things are heating up in the Arctic -- literally and figuratively. As ice melts and new sea lanes open, the region is the site of intense new military competition between the world’s largest power players: the U.S., Russia and China.

While the U.S. Coast Guard is working hard to protect American interests in the Arctic, including the wellbeing of those in remote regions of Alaska, it has to operate aging equipment on a tight budget. Rear Adm. Matthew Bell, commander of Coast Guard District 17, joins Left of Boom to discuss a rare winter deployment to the Arctic for the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, and how the Coast Guard defends U.S. sovereignty without inflaming international tensions.

Read more about the Russian exercise discovered by fishermen and reported to the Coast Guard here.

NOTE: This podcast was recorded before the Heavy Icebreaker Polar Star deployed in early December.

An additional post you may want to review is called:
President Trump’s New Polar Strategy Is the First Step to Defending the Arctic
Re: https://www.military.com/daily-news/...ng-arctic.html

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Personal note: The Russian's was that territory for many reasons. Minerals & and to close a back door into their territory. It will come to fruition in time but for now whomever settles and stakes their claim seems to be the winner of the territory - but it may have to be divvied up amongst other Nation's who also have an interest in the Artic.

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