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Northern Northern Border: Homeland Security Priorities in the Arctic, Part I, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, September 19, 2019   [open pdf - 367KB]

This is the September 19, 2019 hearing titled "Northern Northern Border: Homeland Security Priorities in the Arctic, Part I," held before the House Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of J. Luis Correa: "Today's hearing will discuss a changing Arctic and U.S. strategic interests in that region, specifically, priorities for securing the homeland. A change in climate has already led to diminishing sea ice, opening up parts of the Arctic for increased economic and maritime activity. Sadly, our Government is ill-prepared for this new reality. I am concerned that the aggressive actions of other nations, mainly Russia and China, threaten to undermine the international order. Russia has expended its military installations and footprint in the Arctic, investing heavily in a large icebreaker fleet of more than 50 icebreakers, reviving Cold War bases and deepwater ports and, of course, solidifying infrastructure in the region as well." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Sfraga, Abbie Tingstad, Victoria Hermann, and Luke Coffey.

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Serial No. 116-37
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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