A more accessible Arctic becomes proving ground for US-China military jockeying

Published May 03 2021 at 3:00 PM GMT
  • Over the next two weeks, US armed forces will crawl through, drive over, fly above and shovel into Alaska’s thawing tundra, training to defend this sparsely populated state from a power whose ambitions increasingly defy geography.
  • Some 10,000 uniformed service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will participate in the Northern Edge training exercise aimed at countering China, Russia and other potential adversaries that threaten the Arctic frontier and broader Indo-Pacific region….


  • Published May 3, 2021 3:00 PM GMT