U.S. Air Force to pay more attention to Arctic

    U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett.

    Washington, DC (ABC) - The U.S. Air Force unveiled a new comprehensive strategy that focuses on operations in the Arctic as the region experiences rising temperatures and interest in its available resources from Russia and China.

    The new strategy focuses on vigilance in the region, projecting power in the region, working with allies, and preparing for Arctic operations.

    Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said now is the time to change strategy due to Russia's presence in the Arctic and the need to upgrade infrastructure built during the Cold War.

    Gen. John Raymond, the head of the Space Force, said the Arctic is helpful to his service because it offers a great location to control American satellites in polar orbits.





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