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A senior US Coast Guard commander has warned of the risk of conflict in the Arctic, unless disputes over international borders are resolved.
Speaking to the BBC during an Arctic patrol flight, Rear Adm Gene Brooks, in charge of the Coast Guard's vast Alaska region, appealed for a diplomatic deal.
"The potential is there with undetermined boundaries and great wealth for conflict, or competition.
"There's always a risk of conflict," Adm Brookes said.