April 23rd, 2019

Not alien but the US invasion of the Arctic

Chief of US  Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson on May 4, 2018 announced that US  Navy would reactivate its Second Fleet that was dissolved in 2011.  Almost a year has passed since the official announcement of the US  Command and now it becomes clear that the revival of its Second Fleet  was in fact one of the US steps aimed at strengthening its military  positions in the Arctic. The White House has long attempted to extend  its influence and to establish US domination in this region. And that is  why we can see increased America’s activity in this direction in the  past year.

Thus the next steps of the Pentagon to  increase its combat capabilities in the Arctic became a doubling of  American military contingent and the conduct of the largest NATO  military exercises Trident Juncture 2018 in Norway. Despite of the harsh  conditions (the US military struggled to cope with the cold northern  terrain conditions and many times got frostbite) Washington continues to  send its soldiers to Scandinavia and conduct military maneuvers there.  In addition the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman  participated in military exercises Trident Juncture and faced serious  problems of functioning in Arctic waters and left the exercises ahead of  schedule. All these actions clearly demonstrate US intention to invade  the northern region. The White House thoroughly prepares for conducting  military operations in the unusual for the US climate conditions.

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