Posts Tagged ‘Arctic’

Russia outlines Arctic force plan

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

– Now that the ice is melting in the arctic, the surrounding nations are all competing and clamoring to control the resources in the arctic ocean basin.   I’ve written about this before here and here.

– This could get militaristic.

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Russia has announced plans to set up a military force to protect its interests in the Arctic.

In a document published on its national security council’s website, Moscow says it expects the Arctic to become its main resource base by 2020.

While the strategy is thought to have been approved in September, it has only now been made public.

Moscow’s ambitions are likely to cause concern among other countries with claims to the Arctic.