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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/43-years-making-us-coast-guard-finally-gets-new-icebreakers-45572
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43 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE U.S. COAST GUARD FINALLY GETS NEW ICEBREAKERS
Forty-three years after commissioning its only current heavy icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard finally is getting two new icebreakers. The January 2019 spending bill that Congress negotiated to end the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government includes $655 million for the first icebreaker and an additional $20 million for long-lead components for a second icebreaker. Politically-motivated maneuvers by Congress and the Trump administration repeatedly threatened the icebreaker acquisition. DAVID AXE READ MORE