United States Security Interests in the Arctic

  • G. Leonard Johnson
  • David Bradley
  • Robert S. Winokur
Conference paper


The Arctic is of strategic importance to the United States for a variety of reasons. First, it is the only region in which the United States shares a common border with its superpower rival, the Soviet Union (Figure 13-11). Second, the Arctic Ocean serves as an important defensive barrier to attack from the north.


Arctic Ocean Kola Peninsula Northern Flank Ballistic Missile Arctic Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Leonard Johnson
    • 1
  • David Bradley
    • 2
  • Robert S. Winokur
    • 3
  1. 1.United States Office of Naval ResearchNew York University, University of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Geophysical Sciences DivisionCatholic UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteAmerican UniversityUSA

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