US Coast Guard Calls for Larger Icebreaker Fleet to Compete in the Arctic

DefenseNews USCoastGuard Calls For Larger Icebreaker Fleet

The U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaker capability must grow to counter Russian and Chinese activities in the Arctic, the service’s commandant told lawmakers Thursday.

Polar ice has steadily decreased over the last few decades, opening potential new trade routes that could link Asia, North America and Europe.

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