A US Coast Guard icebreaker on a mission in the Arctic Ocean. The US considers Arctic operations a deterrent to China. Photo: NOAA via AP A US Coast Guard icebreaker on a mission in the Arctic Ocean. The US considers Arctic operations a deterrent to China. Photo: NOAA via AP
A US Coast Guard icebreaker on a mission in the Arctic Ocean. The US considers Arctic operations a deterrent to China. Photo: NOAA via AP

Arctic is key region in countering China’s aggression, US Air Force officials say

  • Military installations in Alaska are becoming crucial as bases for operations in the Indo-Pacific, US experts say
  • Beijing is ‘certainly moving to legitimise a role’ in the Arctic with its Polar Silk Road initiative

Topic |   US-China relations
A US Coast Guard icebreaker on a mission in the Arctic Ocean. The US considers Arctic operations a deterrent to China. Photo: NOAA via AP A US Coast Guard icebreaker on a mission in the Arctic Ocean. The US considers Arctic operations a deterrent to China. Photo: NOAA via AP
A US Coast Guard icebreaker on a mission in the Arctic Ocean. The US considers Arctic operations a deterrent to China. Photo: NOAA via AP
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