On these hot days is the mad blood stirring, and beckoning the Naval Diplomat's attention to … the frosty Arctic!
Last May the Obama administration released the nation's first National Strategy for the Arctic Region. It's worth your time. For me, perusing the document confirms that the U.S. Coast Guard is the logical executorof U.S. strategy. The functions delineated in the document conform ideally to the coast guard's "para-naval" — political scientist Ken Booth's term — character as a sea service. READ MORE