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US Coast Guard Arctic Strategy


CGC Bertholf in the Arctic Ocean during Arctic Shield 2012. – U.S. Coast Guard photo

The Coast Guard has released it’s Arctic Strategy

“As Arctic ice recedes and maritime activity increases, the Coast Guard must be prepared to administer and inform national objectives over the long-term. The United States is an Arctic nation, and the Coast Guard supports numerous experienced and capable partners in the region. The aim of this strategy is to ensure safe, secure, and environmentally responsible maritime activity in the Arctic. This strategy establishes objectives to meet this aim and support national policy. Framed with a planning horizon of 10 years, it delineates the ends, ways, and means for achieving strategic objectives while articulating factors that contribute to long-term success.”

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