A Conversation with U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan on Defending the Arctic

Is the United States appropriately resourced and positioned for Russia’s increased military presence in the Arctic as well as a growing Chinese economic and scientific presence?

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 26 June 2019

Where: Online: 8:30-9:30am AKDT, 12:30-1:30pm EDT

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Summary

Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on the Senate Armed Services Committee, to discuss the recent release of the June 2019 Department of Defense Arctic Strategy. Is the United States appropriately resourced and positioned for Russia’s increased military presence in the Arctic as well as a growing Chinese economic and scientific presence? Or has the United States accepted that it will be limited in its future options to access the Arctic, in an era when U.S. forces and readiness are stretched and future defense budgets are uncertain? Current U.S. strategies suggest that the Arctic region does not make the geopolitical cut for the U.S., despite compelling arguments to the contrary. If correct, what are the long-term implications for U.S. national security? What hard budget and capability choices must be made for the U.S. to remain a relevant security actor in the Arctic?