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Arctic missions demand more high-endurance cutters

The author argues that the Coast Guard needs two more multi-mission Legend-class ships to replace decades-old WHEC vessels such as Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), seen here off Kodiak, Alaska. (USCG photo)

Scott C. Truver

Over the past few years, concerns about an ice-free Arctic have drawn statements from U.S. national, Coast Guard and Defense Department policymakers that make it sound as if the region …

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