Accession Number : ADA621068


Title :   Redefining U.S. Arctic Strategy


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Belchik, Thomas D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621068.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Climate change continues to affect the Arctic region at a rate over twice the global average. Current estimates project the region will be navigable to maritime traffic in the off season as early as 2030. After nearly two decades of neglect, the U.S. has reached a point that autonomous recovery is improbable to achieve its objectives defined in National Security Strategy for the Arctic Region, the DOD Arctic Strategy, and the U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap. Therefore, to achieve these objectives, the U.S. should focus its multinational efforts toward a unified cooperation while it serves as chair of the Arctic Council. Domestically, the U.S. should refocus and realign the mission of ALCOM towards creating a dedicated research and development department, constituting JTF-AK dedicated to charting the Arctic region in coordination with the other Arctic states, and establishing itself as the training command for area and operational expertise.


Descriptors :   *ARCTIC REGIONS , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY PLANNING , COOPERATION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY STRATEGY , NATIONAL SECURITY , TASK FORCES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE