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Coast Guard Polar Icebreakers
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Editors: Nathan L. Scott
Book Description:
Polar icebreakers can operate in the extreme conditions of, and break through the thick ice found in the Arctic Ocean and the waters surrounding Antarctica. Congress has expressed concern about the Coast Guard's ability to meet its polar operations mission requirements in light of the condition of the Coast Guard's polar icebreaker fleet, and directed the Coast Guard to submit a comprehensive report on polar operations. This book examines the issues facing Congress on whether it will approve or modify the Coast Guard's plan for modernizing its polar icebreakers. Congressional decisions on this issue could affect the Coast Guard's ability to perform its polar missions, funding requirements and U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.

This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1: Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background Issues and Options for Congress (pp. 1-61)
(Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs)

Chapter 2: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Washington, DC - July 15, 2008 (pp. 63-76)
(Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation)

Chapter 4: Statement of the Honorable James L. Oberstar, Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Hearing on "Coast Guard Icebreaking", July 16, 2008 (pp. 77-78)

Chapter 5: Testimony of Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, National Science Foundation, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, July 16, 2008 (pp. 79-89)

Chapter 6: Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Statement of Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandment on Coast Guard Icebreaking, before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, July 16, 2008 (pp. 91-100)

Chapter 7: Testimony of Mead Treadwell, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation - July 16, 2008 (pp. 101-112)

Index

   Series:
      Arctic Region and Antarctica Issues and Research
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9 120 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-987-2
   Status: AV
  
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FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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