Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Chinese navy commander talks cooperation in visit to Russian Arctic

Chinese navy commander talks cooperation in visit to Russian Arctic

Last year, China and Russia held a joint naval exercise in the Baltic Sea. Now, during a visit by a top Chinese admiral to...
How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy icebreaker

How the US could quickly find itself without a working heavy...

Two things happened in Washington D.C. this week that suggest the U.S. Coast Guard could soon find itself with no heavy icebreaker.First, a House...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...
As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the test

As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the...

The Arctic is one of the most secure regions in the world, experts say. But as the environment changes rapidly, opening up the region...
Russia says it would respond if Sweden, Finland drawn into NATO: Ifax

Russia says it would respond if Sweden, Finland drawn into NATO:...

MOSCOW — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday Moscow would respond if Sweden and Finland were drawn into the NATO alliance and that such...
How the U.S. National Guard in cold-weather states is driving U.S. Arctic preparedness

How the U.S. National Guard in cold-weather states is driving U.S....

While the U.S. military has lagged behind other nations in developing its Arctic capabilities, there's one part of the military where enthusiasm for the...
Norway renews NATO spending pledge as Trump’s defense chief visits

Norway renews NATO spending pledge as Trump’s defense chief visits

OSLO — Norway, described by U.S. President Donald Trump as NATO's "eyes and ears" in the north, recommitted itself to lifting its defense spending...
US Coast Guard settles into Kotzebue for the summer

US Coast Guard settles into Kotzebue for the summer

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up a temporary base of operations for the 2018 summer season at Kotzebue, on Alaska's Northwest Arctic coast,...
The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the Arctic — but at the cost of deficit spending

The latest US defense budget finally pays more attention to the...

The Pentagon is about to get one of its biggest spending increases in U.S. history but the Trump administration and Congress are making no...