The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Buying Greenland isn't a good idea — it's a great idea

The purchase of Greenland would further strengthen these existing national security benefits. Unbound from political sensitivities in Denmark, for example, the U.S. could station missile forces in Greenland, including intermediate range missile forces. Russia's Arctic ambitions would have to be put on ice.

Greenland also abounds with resources. An already energy independent U.S. would have unfettered access to a land rich not only in hydrocarbons but also in rare earth metals that are currently only available from an adversary, China. Greenland also controls flourishing fishing waters.


Greenland is way cool.

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There would be economies of scale if he just bought Denmark tout court.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 18, 2019 1:39:26 PM

When you come right down to it, 'The Donald' is cool!

Posted by: Stu Buchalter | Aug 19, 2019 7:46:09 AM