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Coast Guard admiral wants more resources in Arctic

Healy in the Arctic

Researchers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy doing research in the Arctic this summer (credit: NASA)

The Coast Guard pointman for the High North, Rear Admiral Christopher C. Colvin, wants more equipment, research and preparation for the increasingly traveled Arctic, according to this Associated Press story in the Washington Post today.

Outlining the growing transit of international ships and visitors through the rapidly warming region, the story clearly illustrates how climate change is making operations more complicated and unpredictable for the U.S. military.

According to the story, “CG admiral asks for Arctic resources” : … Continue Reading

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