The US is losing the battle for the Arctic

The Politico edition regretfully states the fact of Russia's unconditional leadership in the development of the Arctic. According to the publication, the United States needs to strengthen its position in the far north of the planet, citing concerns about climate change.

For the first time since the Cold War, the Arctic region has again become a territory for which serious competition is unfolding. It is obvious that now Moscow has seized the advantage in the development of the Arctic.

Over the past decades, Russia has built up its fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers, ships and submarines. The Russian Federation has increased the extraction of minerals throughout the ocean shelf along its borders. At the same time, America is playing catch-up in conditions when it has little experience and opportunities.

writes Politico.

Russia takes advantage of US weakness in the Arctic and dictates its terms here. According to American journalists, Putin has restored more than 50 Soviet military bases along the coastline along the Arctic Ocean. The United States can counter this with only 5 of its bases in Alaska, which are in need of repair.

Russian forces patrol the Northern Sea Route and conduct military tests here, causing inconvenience to Norwegian fishing vessels. They also taunt US shipping off the coast of Alaska, including using GPS jamming during NATO exercises.

- states the publication.

Russia's advantage is also provided by the human factor. The Arctic climate is unusual for US residents, and military experts are no exception. Therefore, it is difficult for Washington to compete with Russia, for which the climatic conditions of the region are quite acceptable.
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  1. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 26 December 2022 18: 47
    Wishful thinking ... I would like to believe, but it is difficult to do this, especially in the light of NWO ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 December 2022 22: 52
    What the question? We have the NSR that is needed and is developing, although the possible promises of various cheers-PR people (politely) to outshine everything and everyone - naturally - puffed ...

    And Omerika to cut bypassing no one knows where to the north, although the Panama Canal is not far away in the warmth and comfort, but are they still thinking of building (albeit slowly, slowly)? Yes, what for throwing out extra tens of billions for the fact that it’s only useful to drive bears. White.