Navy promises Senate it will respond to Russian provocations near Alaska

The Navy has promised greater visibility along its Alaska coastline after an incident earlier this year that saw Russian warships and aircraft take part in military exercises off the coastline.

“Russia has re-militarized the Arctic,” Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite told the Senate Armed Services Committee in a Wednesday hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness.

“It should be an alarm to all of Americans, as an Arctic nation, that we should have a more formidable presence to ensure rule of law and freedom of the seas in that part of the world,” he added.

Braithwaite, making one of his first Read more…

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