Trump calls for polar security icebreaker fleet to grow Arctic presence

By Mallory Shelbourne / June 9, 2020 at 4:14 PM
President Trump today called for a "fleet acquisition program" to grow American presence in the Arctic. In a memo to several cabinet secretaries , the head of the Office of Management and Budget, and the national security adviser, the president directed officials to assess requirements for a fleet of polar security icebreakers he wants ready to deploy by fiscal year 2029. "The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of...

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