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Spencer: Navy should conduct freedom of navigation operations in the Arctic

December 6, 2018 at 4:21 PM
The Navy should conduct Freedom of Navigation operations in the Arctic as it works toward an increased presence in the region, according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Speaking Dec. 6 to an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Navy’s top civilian said the U.S. must have "a strategic Arctic port" in Alaska and should conduct Freedom of Navigation exercises in the Northern Passage. "The threat is back on. The Arctic is an area, ladies and gentlemen,...

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