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
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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."
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