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Cruise Missiles on Icebreakers and Destroyers without Ammo

I sometimes wonder if the world is going a bit mad. Take, for example, the case of icebreakers with cruise missiles and destroyers with guns but no ammunition.  Despite the increased strategic importance of Arctic, the US has only one … Continue reading

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A Question of Priorities — Icebreakers vs Aircraft Carriers

Paradoxically, the decreasing polar ice cap has increased the need for icebreakers. As the ice diminishes, traffic has increased above the Arctic Circle, making the need for icebreaking to assist in transit or respond to emergencies ever more important.  On his … Continue reading

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