The inclusion of this story in this morning's NY Times is reflective of Jingoism of past United States of America foreign policy. No matter that China or Russia would like to suck the natural resources out of Greenland and grab the strategic location of military power, who are we in today's world to say, "hey, we want to buy part of your house, and and its stuff". The only difference between power and land grabs by us and others is that we are not sending military force to accompany our grab. Greenland is "owned" by Denmark. Without getting into issues of the residents and culture of Greenland, what does Tom Cotton and the rest of what is left of Trump's mind set in taking of a land mass of real estate and people several thousand miles away? This whole idea is the personification of the Ugly American. There is a diplomatic way that involves NATO, the European Union, and the United Nations to even begin a discussion. You just don't go in through the door and yell it out.