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Following New Agreement, Defense Dept. Anticipates Multinational Arctic Exercises

June 30 2011


The Pentagon hopes to be able to hold multinational search-and-rescue exercises in the Arctic, Defense News reports.

In May, the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden signed an agreement calling for cooperation and aeronautical search-and-rescue coverage across the 13 million-square-mile Arctic region.

The U.S. now envisions joint exercises among the eight nations to help implement the agreement, said Amanda Dory, the deputy assistant secretary of...

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