Icebreakers: Anchors Away
It is in the United States’ best interest to continue funding arctic icebreakers. In addition, it is imperative that the U.S. be allowed to explore and develop a region it has claim to. Holding back funding and barring development sets the U.S. back and weakens North American resource development and defense. The U.S. cannot afford to let unfriendly countries such as China and Russia take the lead on arctic exploration and development.