Admirals of the US Navy considered the buildup of Russia's military presence in the Arctic a serious challenge

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Admirals of the US Navy considered the buildup of Russia's military presence in the Arctic a serious challenge

A special seminar was held in the US capital Washington DC with the participation of high-ranking commanders of the Naval Forces. The focus of the seminar participants was the build-up of Russia's military presence in the Arctic region. The United States sees this as a serious challenge to national security and economic interests, according to the Sea Power resource.

Among the participants of the seminar were the head of the Forces Command fleet US Navy Admiral Daryl Caudle, Vice Admiral Dan Dwyer, Commander of the US Second Fleet, and retired Admiral James Foggo led the seminar. The seminar was organized by the Polar Institute of the Wilson Center and the Center for Marine Strategy.



As Admiral Caudle noted, Russia has 6 bases, 14 airfields, 16 deep water ports and 14 icebreakers. Therefore, we can talk about Russia's dominance in the Arctic region, including military capabilities and infrastructure. The admiral noted that the Northern Fleet was recently separated into a separate military district, and emphasized that Russia has its own legitimate sovereign interests in the Arctic.

The greatest interest for Russia, according to the US military, is the defense of the northern approaches to the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. It houses the Russian missile forces with nuclear warheads, submarines with ballistic missiles. Admiral Caudle noted that Russia has the largest icebreaking fleet in the world.

Russia's naval capabilities in the Arctic are very high due to high combat readiness, mobility and firepower. For example, on the Kola Peninsula, a long-range high-precision weapon, including land-based and underwater-based cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles.

Vice Admiral Dwyer drew attention to the new Russian maritime doctrine published in July 2022, in which the most important place is given to the Arctic region. The Russian leadership, according to the admiral, realized that in the current situation, the Arctic is the key to economic prosperity and defense of the Russian state.

Therefore, the Arctic region has overtaken the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean in terms of importance for the country. Vice Admiral Dwyer called Russia's Arctic policy a major challenge, along with climate change.
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  1. +2
    February 16 2023
    In the USA, they always see something .... they see but not what they need.
    I immediately want to say with the words "Sharikov" from the film "Heart of a Dog": ".... come on, bourgeois, I'll gouge out your eye ..."...
    1. +6
      February 16 2023
      It looks like the American admirals began to guess something. Indeed, it is foolish to try to catch up with the United States in the construction of warships and aircraft carriers. It is much more productive to increase our separation from them in the Arctic. Moreover, this is the shortest road to the territory of the United States. It is necessary to turn the Arctic Ocean into Russian Lake.
    2. +2
      February 16 2023
      In this situation, the admirals see a grandiose opportunity to grab from the budget and therefore yell at the top of their lungs. Only now the power of the budget begins to be questioned.
  2. +7
    February 16 2023
    USSR map. Let's put our boundaries back in place.

    1. -9
      February 16 2023
      Quote: Boris55
      USSR map. Let's put our boundaries back in place.


      Dividing line across the north pole? According to international laws, the state border runs 12 miles from the coast. There is also a special economic zone, that is 120 or 200 miles from the coast (I don’t remember exactly). In any case, we do not reach the North Pole.
      So this red line across the North Pole is the same bullshit as the strait to them. Stalin.
      1. +3
        February 16 2023
        20 or 200 miles from the coast (can't remember exactly).

        If you don't remember, look it up online. And if you can't, sit still. The Russian Federation several years ago submitted an application to the relevant UN committee that the Lomonosov Ridge in the Arctic is a continuation of the Russian continental shelf. Therefore, the joint venture falls under Russian jurisdiction.
        1. +2
          February 16 2023
          Quote: Amateur
          If you don't remember, look it up online. And if you can't, sit still.

          This map, in my opinion, is remembered by anyone who studied a geography textbook in a Soviet school, and did not smoke.

          And if someone taught geography not in a Soviet school, but in a "democratic" one, using textbooks published with Soros grants, then this is his problem, not geography.
    2. -8
      February 16 2023
      Quote: Boris55
      USSR map. Let's get the boundaries back.


      The belly button is untied. request
    3. +2
      February 16 2023
      And just something? It will be small. Malavato. laughing
    4. +2
      February 16 2023
      Quote: Boris55
      USSR map. Let's put our boundaries back in place.

      The focus of the seminar participants was the build-up of Russia's military presence in the Arctic region.

      IN YOUR, mind you, the Arctic region.
      That's what America's military presence does on the opposite side of the Earth from America is incomprehensible. And there is nothing to be surprised.

      And it is still unclear - what "economic interests" can America have in OUR Arctic region and how can we threaten these interests in OUR Arctic?
  3. +5
    February 16 2023
    ...14 icebreakers
    Did Admiral Caudle intentionally underestimate the figure or out of ignorance? Russia currently operates 41 icebreakers of several classes and types, of which 5 are nuclear-powered. It's good that you still agreed that
    Russia has their legitimate sovereign interests in the arctic
  4. +2
    February 16 2023
    They opened their mouths not to their own vershok. Let them graze, jackals... The Russian Arctic, discovered by the Russians and mastered by the Russians. And the Anglo-Saxon locust has nothing to do there
    1. 0
      February 16 2023
      They don't really want to go there. It's not Miami, you don't look like a T-shirt.
  5. +1
    February 16 2023
    The difference is in the approach, they always react seriously, and we are capricious. From here, further actions taken grow.
    1. 0
      February 16 2023
      Quote: kaufman
      The difference is in the approach, they always react seriously, and we are capricious. From here, further actions taken grow.


      They have been talking seriously about the Arctic for more than 20 years, but not a single serious icebreaker has been built or even laid down at the shipyard.
  6. +1
    February 16 2023
    And why didn't the LSP Americans remember the North Pole? bully
  7. 0
    February 16 2023
    The icebreaking fleet is not just the largest, but like all the rest of the whole world together!)
  8. 0
    February 16 2023
    It's always unclear to me. that the Americans are seriously talking about the need to "squeeze out" Russia from the Arctic ... as far as I remember, there is not a single polar explorer and not a single military man in the Arctic on foreign territory! Everyone who works or serves there does so in the Russian Arctic zone.
  9. 0
    February 17 2023
    Let them see the wire
    Quote: Peter_Koldunov
    as far as I remember, there is not a single polar explorer and not a single military man in the Arctic on foreign territory! Everyone who works or serves there does so in the Russian Arctic zone.

    On a Los Angeles or Ohio class submarine.
  10. 0
    February 18 2023
    It is bad for the United States that there is no Ukraine in the Arctic that is ready to sacrifice itself for the war with Muscovites.

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