Latest "arctic" stories
BAE Systems will build the Army's new Cold-Weather All-Terrain Vehicle, meant to replace aging vehicles as the service beefs up its Arctic focus.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that competitors, such as Russia and China, desire to influence international norms and alter the behaviors of allies, partners and Arctic-focused countries for the benefit of these competitor nations.
By Gen. Glen D. VanHerck
The U.S. Army as it recommits to Arctic operations is experimenting to find the capabilities it will need and taking pages from European countries accustomed to operating in the harsh cold.
The accession of Finland and Sweden, historically neutral nations, is expected to transform Europe’s security landscape for years to come. Their armed forces and geography would seriously complicate any further aggression Russia might want to try in the region, defense officials and national security experts say.
By Joe Gould