TRADOC G2 has recently completed an unclassified assessment on the Arctic, "The Arctic Through 2035: An Overview Of The Operational Environment And Competitor Strategies For U.S. Army Training, Doctrine, And Capabilities Development." The Arctic is a unique region of growing strategic importance. The dynamic and extreme Arctic environment and advantageous positioning of competitors will pose significant challenges for U.S. Army components to overcome to ensure land dominance and successfully complete their missions in support of the Joint Force. This report provides an overview of the Arctic as an operational environment (OE) from the present through 2035, identifies OE implications for the U.S. Army in multi-domain operations (MDO) and across warfighting functions, and discusses competitor approaches to exploiting the Arctic.
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