Archived posts from category ‘Arctic’

Danger Room: How the U.S. Wins the Coming Arctic War

The strategic implications of steadily melting Arctic ice. It’s one of those perennial stories of the U.S. defense trade, alongside “the end of U.S. air supremacy,” “cyber Pearl Harbor” and “China conquers the world.”


Warships International Fleet Review: U.S. Coast Guard’s Big Chill Demands New Tactics, Equipment

by DAVID AXE Global climate change is changing the patterns of ice coverage in the Arctic. For nations with polar territory, this change represents a danger, and an opportunity. Maritime forces are at the forefront of mitigating growing risks in Arctic, while also exploring opportunities for new shipping routes, mineral exploration and tourism. Russia, Canada, [...]


Chill Out

“The famed Northwest Passage — a direct shipping route from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean — is ice free for the first time since satellite records began in 1978, scientists reported Friday.” This according to National Geographic:  The passage is a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Canadian Arctic. It [...]

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