The Arctic War

The U.S. Expands in the Arctic

Ava Farahani, Online editor

The consequences of global warming are melting away the ice stored in the Arctic Circle, accessing room for the construction of naval bases, and numerous water passages for bordering countries such as Russia. 

In March of 2020, over 7,000 American Armed Forces traveled to Norway, with soldiers from numerous NATO countries preparing in case of a Russian attack. This stimulated project goes by the name Exercise Cold Response-2020. Russia has many military bases in the Arctic where they’ve conducted many militaristic training programs. These protocols have only intensified the United States’ motive to counterbalance their strategic training. 

Any Russian assault will be preceded by extreme missile bombing and forward deployment of naval ships. The United States has updated their Arctic Road Map and have situated an advancement in technological weaponry for cold temperatures. According to Lt. Col. Ryan Gordiner, commander of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, “For the Marines and Sailors, they have learned how to survive, thrive, and fight at the beginning of the arctic winter.” This American-Norwegian Arctic combat is of important significance regarding the United States’ visible interest in blocking Russia’s Arctic advances. 

Essentially, on the surface, this program may appear to be a routine-training service on the other side of the globe; however, the world is now emerging into an era where the United States’ masterplan to overpower Russia in an unmapped zone. A process that could possibly lead to a nuclear war.