Category Arctic

Alaska Watches As Russia Plans To Build Its Arctic Military Presence

Alaska Watches As Russia Plans To Build Its Arctic Military Presence By Hope Miller, Bonney Bowman Photojournalist: Rachel McPherron – 11:04 PM March 4, 2015 9 ANCHORAGE – During an Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the world is watching — allies and enemies — to see if our country […]

DARPA Prepares For Arctic Operations

DARPA Prepares For Arctic Operations Michael Peck, Contributing Writer 2:20 p.m. EST March 2, 2015 PolarBear (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey) As competition intensifies over Arctic resources, DARPA is seeking technologies that will enable reliable Arctic communications. DARPA acknowledges the harsh climate and lack of supporting infrastructure. It is seeking systems that can be deployed rapidly […]

Russia’s Rosneft to Invest $500Bln in Arctic Exploration Over 25 Years Russia’s Rosneft to Invest $500Bln in Arctic Exploration Over 25 Years © Sputnik/ Igor Podgornyi (File) Business 16:40 06.02.2015(updated 17:26 06.02.2015) 18210 The Russian energy giant’s investments in the Arctic region’s development may reach $500 billion in the next 20-25 years, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Friday. Oil derrick of public oil company Rosneft […]

Russia To Build More Arctic Airfields

Russia To Build More Arctic Airfields Gareth Jennings, London – IHS Jane’s Defen se Weekly 12 January 2015 Russia has massively increased its presence in the Arctic over recent years, including the deployment of MiG-31 interceptors to Murmansk to provide additional air defense coverage of the region. Source: Russian Air Force Russia is to have […]

Paris Terror Spreads: Hostage Situation Underway In The Porte de Vincennes Area In Eastern Paris

From: CNN Breaking News Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:31:28 -0500 To: Subject: CNN Breaking News A shooting and hostage situation is underway in the Porte de Vincennes area in eastern Paris, the city prosecutor’s office said. A person was seen being taken on a stretcher to an ambulance at the standoff at a kosher […]

Sanctions Can’t Freeze Russia Out of the Arctic

Sanctions Can’t Freeze Russia Out of the Arctic By Elizabeth Buchanan Nov. 05 2014 17:47 Last edited 17:47 Rosneft ExxonMobil and Russia’s Rosneft announced in October that they had struck oil in the Arctic. Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin dubbed the underwater field where the oil was discovered “Pobeda,” which means “victory” in Russian. Due to […]

Experts Call For National Debate On U.S. Military Priorities

We need a strategy and a vision and forceful leadership to articulate that vision and bring the doubtful along with them — otherwise, a healthy debate is meaningless. RCP Experts Call For National Debate On U.S. Military Priorities Oct. 23, 2014 – 06:36PM | 0 Comments article/20141023/NEWS05/ 310230060 US-ARCHITECHTURE-PENTAGON The Pentagon building in Washington, […]