The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the North Atlantic and nearby Arctic, is now operational

The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the...

The U.S. Navy’s 2nd Fleet, revived last year to provide a bigger U.S. presence in the North Atlantic and Arctic, now has enough staff to...
The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The crew of the Polar Star, the only operable U.S. heavy polar icebreaker, had completed this season's annual resupply mission to Antarctica despite a...
Keeping eye on Russian build-up, Danes ready to send fighter jets to Greenland

Keeping eye on Russian build-up, Danes ready to send fighter jets...

Denmark is ready to station fighter jets in Greenland if it feels threatened by Russia’s expanding military presence along its northern coast, the defense...
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...
Russia’s ‘doomsday drone’ prepares for testing

Russia’s ‘doomsday drone’ prepares for testing

One year after a fatal accident with a nuclear-powered missile in the White Sea, Russia's weapon designers say a test launch of the Poseidon...
China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future nuclear aircraft carriers

China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future...

China is set to become only the second country after Russia to operate a nuclear icebreaker, and it's first such icebreaker will rival Russia’s largest...
The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again

The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to...

The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but...
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...
Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises

Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises

OSLO — Norway has electronic proof that Russian forces disrupted global positioning system signals during recent NATO war games, and has demanded an explanation...
Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Before noon on Christmas Day, the heavy icebreaker Polar Star reached the latitude of 72 degrees 11 minutes North — the furthest north a...