Arctic presence needed to counter Russia and China, new naval strategy says

By Aidan Quigley / January 6, 2021 at 2:42 PM
The Navy needs to increase its presence in the Arctic as Russia and China will seek to assert power in the region, according to the Navy's new Arctic strategy , released Tuesday. The spillover of major power competition into the Arctic, in increasingly navigable waterways caused by melting ice caps, has the potential to threaten U.S. interests, according to the document. "Without sustained American naval presence and partnerships in the Arctic Region, peace and prosperity will be increasingly challenged by...

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