Arctic Assessments: U.S. Plans for Future Presence


Jason M. Wilson (Editor)
Santiago M. Rodriguez (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies, Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL044000

The gradual retreat of polar sea ice in the Arctic region, combined with an expected increase in human activity – shipping traffic, oil and gas exploration, and tourism – could eventually increase the need for a U.S. military and homeland security presence in the Arctic. In recognition of increasing strategic interest in the Arctic, the United States has developed national level policies that guide the actions of the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Coast Guard, and other stakeholders in the region. This book provides an overview of the policies that indicate that the United States has an enduring interest in working collaboratively with other nations to address the emerging challenges arising from the impacts of climate change and globalization in the Arctic. Also discussed, are Arctic national security needs including protecting the environment, managing resources, and supporting scientific research. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Arctic Capabilities: DOD Addressed Many Specified Reporting Elements in Its 2011 Arctic Report but Should Take Steps to Meet Near- and Long-Term Needs

Report to Congress on Arctic Operations and the Northwest Passage
(Department of Defense)

National Security Presidential Directive and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap


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