This is coolbert:
From the Internet web site "We Are The Mighty" an article from over two years ago an aspect of naval warfare in the arctic I had never thought about.
An icebreaker a warship? An icebreaker?
"Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft has one very clear message: The country needs more icebreakers."
SURFACE naval warfare in the arctic a possible? It is so if you have icebreakers.
Russia their icebreaker fleet forty-one vessels.
AND NOW SOME RUSSIAN VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE MISSILES?
The USA has: “'one-and-a-half” operable icebreakers . . . the heavy icebreaker Polar Star and the medium icebreaker Healy, which are in the Coast Guard’s fleet."
POLAR STAR "ARMED" WITH TWO FIFTY-CALIBER MACHINE GUNS AND NOTHING FURTHER!
We are going back to the old days of the armed merchantman? A commercial sea-going vessel in time of war equipped with a fighting capability. Stranger things have occurred. Technology makes this all very possible.
Mr. President. We must prevent an icebreaker gap!!