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Document: Report to Congress on Polar Coast Guard Icebreaker Modernization

The following is the March 21, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress.

  • Terrible to say, I know, but sooner or later, Congress will actually have to decide whether the United States is going to be in the ice breaking business at all. They cannot kick the can down the road forever, much as they might want to try. Perhaps they would like to contract with the friendly Russians?