The nominee to lead U.S. Northern Command told a Senate panel he would support placing a base for the Coast Guard’s new icebreaker fleet in the Arctic. Read More
Tag Archives: Sen. Dan Sullivan
Navy, Marines Tell Congress Emphasis on Arctic is Growing
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy is evaluating with the Army and Air Force a strategy to beef up U.S. military presence and force protection in the Arctic, Navy leaders told lawmakers Thursday.
Coast Guard Focused On Being Sea-Based In Arctic As Merits Of Deep-Water Port Debated
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For now, the Coast Guard is focused on being sea-based in the high latitudes even as talk of building a deep-water Arctic port gains support in Washington.
Berger Confirmed as Next Marine Commandant After Senator Drops Hold
The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. David Berger to serve as the next commandant of the Marine Corps following a hold from Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). Read More
Moran, Burke Confirmed as Next CNO, VCNO; Alaska Senator Holds Up Berger Confirmation as Commandant
The Senate confirmed Adm. Bill Moran to serve as the next chief of naval operations and Vice Adm. Robert Burke to serve as the next vice chief of naval operations, in a Thursday vote. Read More
Inhofe Formally Named SASC Chairman; Sullivan Takes Over As Readiness Subcommittee Chair
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has formally been named the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Inhofe’s former job as chairman of the readiness subcommittee will be filled by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). Read More
Analysis: Is it Time for the U.S. to Take a Position on Scarborough Shoal?
Starting in early 2016, Scarborough Shoal suddenly became an issue of serious concern for U.S. officials. Read More
Senator Wants Navy Freedom of Navigation Operation Past Mischief Reef
A vocal member of the Senate Armed Services Committee is calling for the U.S. Navy to challenge Chinese claims to artificial islands soon near the Philippines following a decision from an international tribunal that ruled against several Chinese claims in the South China Sea. Read More