|Quoting L-188 (Reply 5):|
The us needs year round navel presence in the arctic
Just for future reference, navel means belly button (and unless global warming melts the ice up there, I don't think there will be any
) . Naval refers to any navigation over water, specifically the Navy.
As far as an Arctic presence from both Canada and the US, I don't see the need. In my view, it's no different than the US having bases in the Middle East. As long as they recognize that four other countries also have claims to the Arctic circle (Norway, Denmark through Greenland, Canada, and the US) and that they also could have interests in the region (which due to the ice they can't really defend nor explore).
I wonder why people still treat Russia as an enemy. Russia is no longer an enemy. It's a rival, certainly not an ally, but to put the label of enemy is just wrong.