The US Naval Institute’s news service has an excellent article about the Commandant’s recent remarks on the budget.
It is wide ranging. I will not try to outline it, but there was one particularly interesting discussion on the coming icebreaker fleet that suggest we may ultimately see more than six icebreakers.
“There’s been conversation” in the administration and with Congress about expanding upon his plan for to have six icebreakers in the fleet to meet missions in the polar regions.”
Take a look, its well worth the read.