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  • Global warming means the US actually needs more icebreakers

    Vice - 09/07/2015

    Though Congress has been willing to spend almost unlimited resources on the Navy, [Stephen] Flynn, who now serves as co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, described the coast guard as chronically underfunded. He believes their being forced to do certain things “less well” in order to be able to handle others has created a “core societal risk.”

    “We’ve lost our way as a nation in that we’ve stopped investing in things that are in our national interest,” Flynn told VICE News. “There’s this mentality that we can’t fund anything new unless we scrap something else. This is not a law of nature, this is a choice we’ve been making. And it’s a very dangerous one.”

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