Though the Union will not take an official stance on the matter, it does however agree with the measure. Due to its own history in regards to Native Americans and the Philippines, it has endeavored to return items to both the tribal nations here in North America or make sure that are displayed with respect and in the case of the Philippines, we have gone so far as to return any items taken during American control over said nation until 1947 even in the midst of the Second Civil War. Also, we wish to inform our counterparts in the Soviet Union that we will be conducting a Freedom of Navigation exercise in the Arctic Ocean. This of course does not mean will approach legal Soviet waters or coastal regions and the size of the fleet conduction the movement will be small in nature, containing four battleships, (two Montana Class and two Liberty Class) and six Farragut Class DDGs along with two fleet replenishment ships. We hope that our Soviet counterparts understand that the exercise is peaceful and in what is recognized as international waters.