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When the Navy Operated in the Arctic

By Rear Adm. Jonathan White Oceanographer of the Navy and Director Task Force Climate Change Sixty years ago this day, the U.S. Navy icebreaker USS Burton Island¬†(AGB 1) and the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker USCGC Northwind¬†(WAGB 282) became the first two ships to transit the fabled Northwest Passage through the …

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