The commander of the Pacific for the U.S. Coast Guard was in Juneau this week. Vice Admiral Charles Wurster is stopping at Coast Guard stations in Juneau and Kodiak on his way to the Russian Far East to meet with the Russian Border Guard. The warming Arctic Ocean could be one topic to come up in the Russian discussions. Vice-admiral Wurster says the Coast Guard is expecting to expand its role in the Arctic.
John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau