US to boost aid to Greenland in bid to counter Russia, China
April 23, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to announce an expanded diplomatic presence in Greenland and a new assistance package for the vast island aimed at thwarting growing Chinese and Russian influence in the Arctic.
The announcement, expected Thursday, will come less than a year after President Donald Trump drew derision for expressing an interest in buying Greenland. Already, suggestions of a greater U.S. presence in Greenland have been met with criticism in Denmark, of which the island is part.
U.S. and European officials say the administration, along with Greenland's go...