Posted on Dec 9, 2015
SPC Dr. Ernest Rockwell
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http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/bookinfo.asp?bid=575&type=papers
When the Ice Melts: Developing Proactive American Strategy for the Eurasian Arctic
by Lt Col Jason A. Turner, USAF

The meeting of environmental, energy, and economic issues associated with Arctic ice recession warrants proactive American strategy to account for increased human activity within the Eurasian Arctic region. This paper examines the timeframe associated with sea ice recession, the availability of oil and gas resources shared by Norway and Russia, the potential time and cost savings associated with utilization of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), and the hazards induced by Arctic operations. The paper considers Norwegian and Russian Arctic strategies and contrasts them with current American policy to recommend an American strategy for the Eurasian Arctic.
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Sgt Nick Marshall
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I had a mention to this with a navy admiral a few months ago, I mentioned we only have one heavy duty icebreaker that was serviceable and was a concern. His comment was that the Arctic is not a sexy area and has low priorities. Was content with other countries being active in the area, not the US.
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SPC Dr. Ernest Rockwell
SPC Dr. Ernest Rockwell
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That is certainly disconcerting. Hopefully more sensible minds will prevail in forging US strategy.
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you for sharing another very interesting post SPC Dr. Ernest Rockwell
Not many American's outside Alaska seem to be interested in arctic issues which impact us, canada, Russia and the Scandinavian countries plus Greenland to a significant degree in terms of shipping, navigation, and other trade and defense activities.
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Capt Seid Waddell
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The ideological left in control today is always several steps behind.
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