Where the Comment is King

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

Biden admin faces lack of icebreakers, increasing Russian and Chinese threats in Arctic

Added 05-09-21 10:29:02am EST - “One of the least talked-about challenges for? the new administration is one that's been brewing for years, long before Donald Trump's presidency: growing challenges to the United States' ability to assert its will in the Arctic.?” - Foxnews.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxnews.com: “Biden admin faces lack of icebreakers, increasing Russian and Chinese threats in Arctic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Factset. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Legal Statement. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper.

President Biden has faced many pressing issues in the early days of his administration, from the coronavirus pandemic to a spiraling immigration crisis.

But one of the least talked-about challenges is one that's been brewing for years, long before even the Trump administration: growing challenges to the United States' ability to assert its will in the Arctic. 

The region is not often the focus of major attention, with decades of strife in the Middle East and the looming threats of North Korea and China in the far East. 

But the Arctic is full of natural resources, is strategically important and has the potential to serve as a major shipping route as its ice continues to melt. And, according to Nick Solheim, the founder of the Wallace Institute for Arctic Security, America's abilities there are "super-limited."

Read more...

If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE