Icebreakers: Essential Assets for a Changing Arctic

Icebreakers: Essential Assets for a Changing Arctic. Center for American Progress. Shiva Polefka. March 5, 2015.

Just as the security and peace of any city depends on having police officers on the beat, Coast Guard presence is essential in carrying out vital missions in U.S. waters. The U.S. government needs to start designing and building new heavy icebreakers to ensure that the Coast Guard retains capability to access the Arctic and fulfill its missions in this region after Polar Star is decommissioned and before year-round Arctic oil and gas production begins, according to the report. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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