Salvaging American Defense: The Challenge of Strategic Overstretch (Praeger Security International)
The protection of the homeland is the top priority for U. Strategic defense, however, has been an overlooked dimension in the vast literature on the U.
Drawing on the expertise of scholars from the U. North American strategic defense is a topic too often taken for granted: as this excellent book shows, that is a mistake. In the 21st century, perhaps even more than the 20th, it will be an issue of cardinal importance to both the United States and Canada.
Eliot A. Cohen Robert E. It broadensthe focus of what we mean by North American defense, contemplates how we might include Mexico in various regional security arrangements, and considers the dynamics of expanded North American interdependence in the Trump era. Anthony H. Does this mean that the American Arctic will inevitably be neglected in the upcoming decades, as the U. Or is there a need for a refurbishing and expansion of U.
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Arctic capabilities? In the current regulatory environment for Arctic offshore drilling, the responsibility for spill response and preparedness lies with the operator of each specific field, not the government. Shell has a comprehensive response plan for the Arctic; with improvements made following the BP Macondo spill in the spring of They have provided extensive capabilities with several new vessels and new technology to be used specifically for oil spill response and preparedness in Arctic conditions. In addition, the development of international cooperation agreements makes the need for capacity investment less acute.
From a U.
By placing emphasis on the development of frameworks for international assistance, starting with the signed search and rescue agreement from , the US can rely on Canadian or Russian support should an Arctic incident occur. The U.
With easier means of cooperation, and clear structures for sharing equipment and personnel across borders, the immediate need to develop U. Arctic capabilities becomes less imminent. Combined, the development of international agreements and the noticeable investments made by Shell for its Arctic offshore projects seem to dilute the direness of the Arctic situation.
However, even with efforts done by other Arctic states and oil and gas companies combined, some matters in U. Arctic waters cannot be disregarded.
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