U.S. Coast Guard will broaden Arctic focus to include European Arctic, commandant says

U.S. Coast Guard will broaden Arctic focus to include European Arctic,...

In Washington on Tuesday, Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, spoke about the military service’s maritime strategy — and the Arctic...
Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government.She is chairman of Iceland’s...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, unease over military buildup grows

On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, unease over military buildup grows

SETERMOEN/KIRKENES, Norway — Under a soft winter sun in northern Norway, U.S. Marines train in the ice and snow as they learn how to...
A mothballed drone prototype from Germany could one day patrol Canada’s Arctic

A mothballed drone prototype from Germany could one day patrol Canada’s...

BERLIN — The German Defense Ministry is evaluating a bid from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been parked at a...
A US-led naval Arctic security program is excluding Russia. That’s a big mistake.

A US-led naval Arctic security program is excluding Russia. That’s a...

Scholars and sailors from six Arctic nations gathered at the U.S. Naval War College in April to begin a 13-month research program on Arctic...
Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

The Canadian government will build two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships for its Coast Guard, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday.These ships...
Norway rearms Finnmark for new security landscape

Norway rearms Finnmark for new security landscape

Norway's army is well underway with establishing a new Cavalry Battalion, Home Guard and a Ranger Company in Finnmark, Norway's northernmost region, which borders...
The first division of a new Russian missile system is now operational in the Arctic

The first division of a new Russian missile system is now...

A medium-range Russian surface-to-air missile, the Pantsir-S, is now deployed to protect the air space over Severomorsk, the Arctic home base of Russia's Northern...
Trump proposes cuts to US missile defense budget

Trump proposes cuts to US missile defense budget

WASHINGTON — Just when it looks as though North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald...