The Arctic is becoming center stage for observing the impacts of a changing climate. During this time of warming and increased accessibility, Russia, China, the United States, and NATO allies will assert their territorial, economic, and military interests. It is, therefore, a pivotal time to protect and respond to national and environmental security threats.
For remote Arctic regions, space systems provide critical infrastructure, which supports long-term national security, civil, environmental, and economic goals. By fully leveraging existing and future space-based infrastructure, the United States can work cooperatively with other Arctic nations to build awareness, enhance operations, and strengthen a common rule-based order.
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