The US Air Force’s First Arctic Strategy Emphasizes Geopolitics, Space

But missteps in the report’s launch could reveal gaps in the service’s understanding of the region.

Photo: Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton / U.S. Air National Guard

The U.S. Air Force released its first-ever Arctic strategy on Tuesday, signaling an increasing interest in the region from U.S. military services.

At an event to launch the strategy, Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force, called the Arctic a “critical domain” for protecting the United States and its interests.

However, Barrett also made a few missteps in how she characterized the Danish-Greenlandic relationship and the importance of Indigenous peoples in the Arctic that could demonstrate gaps in the Air Force’s understanding of the region. Read more at ArcticToday.

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