As Polar Ice Cap Recedes, The U.S. Navy Looks North

F/A-18 Super Hornet is launched by a steam-powered catapult off the USS Theodore Roosevelt during Naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska.

The Pentagon has long acknowledged climate change has broad implications for national security. That is especially clear in the Arctic, where melting ice is opening new shipping lanes.

(Image credit: Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)


Source: npr
As Polar Ice Cap Recedes, The U.S. Navy Looks North