JRL NEWSWATCH: “Inside the West’s Plans for Arctic War Against Russia” – DailyBeast/ Nico Hines

Map of Arctic Highlighting Permafrost, adapted from image at nasa.gov

“Moscow is growing belligerent in its quest to pry open the icy route to the Atlantic. The U.S. and Britain are racing to catch up, but is it too late?”

“… deep in the Arctic Circle, some of the world’s best-trained commandos … struggl[e] to complete an ambush exercise knee-deep in … snow. Britain’s Royal Marines make painfully slow progress … [C]onditions here – … temperatures routinely plunge to -22 F (-30 C) and snow drifts cloak the treacherous terrain – have dominated battlefield strategy above the Arctic Circle for centuries. ‘The environment is as much your enemy as anybody else,’ says Maj. Jim Lawson, … commanding … Charlie Company, 40 Commando. ‘If you just stand here and do nothing, it will kill you.’ … NATO’s military leaders in the Arctic had been hitting the history books. … to meet the threat posed by … Putin’s resurgent Russia … studying past incursions by the USSR and defense plans drawn up to counter aggression from the east stretching back from the Cold War to the German strategy for defending Nazi-occupied Norway against Russia during World War II ….”

Click here for: “Inside the West’s Plans for Arctic War Against Russia; Moscow is growing belligerent in its quest to pry open the icy route to the Atlantic. The U.S. and Britain are racing to catch up, but is it too late?” – DailyBeast/ Nico Hines

Arctic Map

File Photo of Polar Bear on Ice and Snow with Water Nearby