Coast Guard Commandant Lays Out Arctic Plans

The most powerful icebreaker in the world is now being built, and it will belong to China.  That was among the revelations made by a worried Coast Guard Commandant to a U.S. Senate hearing Friday. Admiral Robert Papp has just returned from a trip to the North Slope, and he laid out plans for how the Coast Guard plans to maintain a presence in the Arctic Ocean next summer when – and if – the oil and gas industry starts its exploratory drilling offshore.

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