Some articles that might be of interest, but not something I’m ready to comment on.
A proposal to hand over all large cutters to the Navy. http://nextnavy.com/how-to-build-president-trumps-350-ship-navy-fast/. I think my friend may have “jumped the shark” here.
The Commandant talks about what we need to include in the new Polar Icebreaker. http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20161129-icebreaker.html
And a bill to reform the Dept of Homeland Security. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114hr6381ih/pdf/BILLS-114hr6381ih.pdf
Making nice with the Russians in the Arctic. http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2016/11/how-arctic-could-help-warm-us-russian-relations/133502/