“The homeland is no longer a sanctuary.” U.S. Northern Command (NorthCom) Commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy’s remark resonates and are especially profound where the homeland is also an outpost—Alaska. Alaska is strategically located at the nation’s northern-most flank and offers unique challenges. Changes both to the national defense strategy and to the environment require that the United States reevaluate its Arctic strategy to ensure the homeland remains secure.
Let the Coast Guard Helm Alaskan Command's Maritime Component
By Lieutenant Commander Grant Bryan, U.S. Navy, and Colonel Mark Schmidt, U.S. Air Force