Putin’s Arctic land grab

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How to weaken Russian expansionism and aggression in the Arctic

  • Jed Babbin
  • The Washington Times

On Sept. 30, Britain’s Secretary of State for Defense, Gavin Williamson, announced that 800 British commandos would be sent to the Arctic for a joint military exercise with Norway next year to help stop Russia’s Arctic land grab.

Icem 1aAccording to a report in The Sun newspaper, Mr. Williamson said, “Beyond the High North and Arctic we must be ready, and must show that we are ready, to deal with threats as they emerge.”

With the greatest respect for our British allies, the temporary deployment of a few hundred troops for a…

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