US Department of Defense Establishes Arctic Strategy Unit,

Last week, the US Department of Defense announced the establishing of an Arctic Strategy and Global Resilience Office.

”[The Arctic] is a critical region for power projection and also for homeland defense,” says Iris A. Ferguson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the new unit in the Pentagon. […]

he effect of global warming in the Arctic, where temperatures are rising at least three times as fast as the world average, also opens up new spaces for the US’s strategic competitors, notes the deputy assistant secretary.

”We’re seeing increased geopolitical activity by Russia, as well as China, in the region,” she says, referring specifically to the renewed Russian defense architecture in the Arctic.

Over the past decade, Russia has systematically rebuilt, modernized, and expanded its Arctic military capabilities, which High North News has covered in great detail. Läs artikel