Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/us/politics/obama-to-call-for-more-icebreakers-in-arctic-as-us-seeks-foothold.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Coast Guard has the equivalent of just two “fully functional” heavy icebreakers, according to the White House, while Russia has 41.

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