U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday.The Russian TU-95 "Bear" bombers flew into a so-called...
Outgoing commandant says Arctic has become a top priority for US Coast Guard

Outgoing commandant says Arctic has become a top priority for US...

When he talks about his accomplishments and regrets during four years as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft downplays the idea...
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...
With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet

With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet

WASHINGTON — The United States Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, nearly seven years after it was disbanded...
Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

STOCKHOLM — Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect...
In Alaska, soldiers relish role in U.S. missile defense

In Alaska, soldiers relish role in U.S. missile defense

FORT GREELY, Alaska — Two hours south of Fairbanks, Alaska, near the starting point of the Alaska highway, sit row upon row of missile...
Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia is planning to lay a fiber-optic line that will provide state-of-the art tele- and data communication to all military bases and installations across the...
U.S. airline group says deal reached to fly in Russian airspace

U.S. airline group says deal reached to fly in Russian airspace

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade group Airlines for America said on Tuesday that it had been told by the U.S. State Department that a deal...
Stealth-beating radar to shore up Canadian Arctic surveillance

Stealth-beating radar to shore up Canadian Arctic surveillance

Canada, it seems, has a thing for quantum physics. In 2016, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister, received a standing ovation from gathered scientists after...
Norway considers whether to ask US to extend Marines’ presence

Norway considers whether to ask US to extend Marines’ presence

Norway's foreign minister said her government was discussing whether to ask Washington to extend the stay of U.S. Marines in the country, a presence...