August 19, 2011

In the Arctic Race, the U.S. Lags Behind

Martin Kaste, NPR

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The warming Arctic is opening up to increased activity, but the U.S. has not been a major player so far. For now, its polar capabilities are limited. Also, the U.S. isn't party to a major treaty that will shape territorial claims in the region.

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TAGGED: Arctic Council, Arctic Ocean, Arctic Circle, Law of the Sea Treaty, China, Russia, United States

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