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Our next battlefield??? shocked

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland - An Arctic thaw will open up sea routes and competition for lucrative energy reserves in a multinational scramble sure to pose new security threats, NATO's chief said Thursday.

NATO commanders and lawmakers meeting in Iceland's capital said a military presence in the region will eventually be needed as standoffs between powerful nations unfold.

"I would be the last one to expect military conflict � but there will be a military presence," NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told delegates. "It should be a military presence that is not overdone, and there is a need for political cooperation and economic cooperation."
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(I wasn't sure whether this belonged in the Military, Environment, Energy, or Foreign Policy category...if the mods prefer a different one, please move accordingly.)


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Depends on how you view the actions of the other nations who are already excercising a presence in the region.


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Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler
Depends on how you view the actions of the other nations who are already excercising a presence in the region.

Yeah, that's true...ever since the U.S.Navy sent the Nautilus on its under-the-ice-to-the-North-Pole cruise, we've had an active interest in controlling the polar region.


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