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US Navy eyes new Arctic training exercise

2nd July 2019 - 11:24 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


The US Navy and Marine Corps plan to conduct a new, large-scale amphibious training exercise in Alaska this year to improve their ability to operate in the increasingly busy Arctic region.

The Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019 will begin ‘as early as September,’ said Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who spoke on 26 June at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

According to a draft environmental assessment prepared by the US Department of the Navy, the exercise will last about four weeks and take place on

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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