"Is It High Time for a Tough Arctic Treaty?"

"ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - The U.S. air force is preparing for the day this summer when Russian fighters fly into Alaska's air space just as their bombers have done several times since Cold War exercises in the Arctic resumed three years ago. But this time, the Americans won't be scrambling jets out of Elmendorf Air Base to intercept them, as they did in the past.

In what promises to be a milestone in the history of Russian-American relations, the two countries will be co-operating on defence exercises designed to address the possibility of terrorism in the Arctic."

Ed Struzik reports for the Edmonton Journal June 27, 2010.

Monday, June 28, 2010