Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Canada Plans To Reclaim Arctic Waters

Canada has announced plans for six naval patrol vessels and a deep-water port in the north to assert its claim to territorial waters in the Arctic. Other countries, including the US, say the waters are international territory. The announcement at Canada's Pacific naval base comes in part to fulfill an election promise. Ottawa also sees economic potential in protecting its claim to the Arctic, as the area is thought to be rich in natural resources.

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