Deep Freeze: U.S. Military Seeks Arctic Increase

Posted November 22, 2013 at 9:57am

The Associated Press reports that “the US military is looking for ways to expand operations in the vast waters of the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits.”

“But the effort will take money and resources to fill the broad gaps in satellite and communications coverage, add deep-water ports and buy more ships that can withstand the frigid waters or break through the ice.”