Dan Goure of Lexington Institute made comments in a Defense News article written by David Larter discussing the agenda that Congress has set for operations in the Arctic. Goure discussed the benefits of developing a U.S. port in the Arctic to confront Russian advances in the region. “The plus side of putting a port up in [the Arctic] is that you don’t have to do a whole hell of a lot to force the Russians to put a lot of resources up there to counter it,” Goure said. “The cost of maintaining, say, an airbase in the Arctic is enormous. And those are resources that could be used otherwise to threaten, for example, countries in Europe.”
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