Papp: Coast Guard plans no Arctic shoreside infrastructure – FierceHomelandSecurity

The Coast Guard has no plans to build shoreside infrastructure in Arctic Alaska, at least not for the next decade, said its commandant, Adm. Robert Papp, while unveiling the services first strategy for the Arctic on May 21.”There is a lack of shore infrastructure in the remote reaches of the Arctic, and the expense of building permanent infrastructure and the uncertainty of dynamic and evolving requirements have demanded that the Coast Guard rely on mobile offshore infrastructure to meet demands,” Papp said, alluding to last summer, when the service sent ships northward in previously unprecedented numbers for a 4 month deployment. Papp spoke during a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, D.C.

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