Implementation plan for the 2022 National Strategy for the Arctic Region,

he White House’s implementation plan for the National Arctic Strategy, released just days prior to the Coast Guard’s document, on the other hand explicitly lists “protection of the freedom of navigation in the Arctic” as a strategic objective.

The document states that “next steps” include the “conducting [of] Arctic maritime exercises, operations, and transits consistent with international law and in coordination with stakeholders, as appropriate.” The White House plan assigns the Coast Guard as a supporting agency for this strategic objective. Läs planen