US-based think tank, suggested the U.S. Command and the North Pole in Russia and India compete for resources
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Shangbin Global Times special correspondent reported that the U.S. Heritage Foundation Web site on October 30 article suggests that the U.S. should develop a “comprehensive” Arctic policy, and establish “Arctic Command” to prevent China, India and other developing countries on the Arctic resources, growing demand, while wary of Russian activities in the region, protect U.S. interests in the Arctic.
in the article, entitled “New Cold War: to restore the U.S. presence in the Arctic region,” the article, the authors said: “The Arctic as a strategic location is re-emerging, while the U.S. has vital interests in this precarious. ” The article says, the Arctic geopolitical and economic status of the rapid rise of its rich mineral deposits or make it into the 21st century new prosperity zone, “the rise of India and other developing countries” on the growing demand of these resources. In addition, as the Arctic ice cap is shrinking, from the Arctic Northwest Passage along the north coast of the Channel or North America will soon be enabled. Russia is to find ways to open along the Eurasian continent, “North Sea channel.” Enable these channel will greatly reduce the time of vessel traffic and shipping.
article goes on to say that in recent years, Russia’s activities in the Arctic are very active, while the United States is largely “ignored” the area. Therefore, the United States needed to develop a North Pole for a “comprehensive policy”, to use diplomatic, military, economic and other comprehensive measures to protect the interests of the United States here.
The article suggested that the U.S. inter-departmental working group to establish the Arctic, the U.S. Department of Defense, the State Council, Ministry of the Interior and Energy and so bring together work out for the Arctic “comprehensive policy”, to use diplomatic, military and economic and other means to protect its Arctic “sovereignty.” The article also suggested that the U.S. military commander by the Coast Guard established the “North Pole headquarters,” and follow the United States, “North Pacific Coast Guard Forum” set up “the Arctic Coast Guard Forum.”
article concluded that the United States not only in the Arctic, a place in the competition, should also seek the face of new challenges and opportunities to play “a leadership role.” To this end, the United States should take all action as soon as possible.