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Maritime Transportation

February 2024

Polar Command: The Evolution of Arctic Policy in the United States Coast Guard


Daisuke Komatsu

This paper analyzes the evolution of the U.S. Coast Guard's Arctic policy, based on two key policy documents, providing an overview of the historical context and current state of U.S. Arctic policy. Furthermore, it elaborates on the specifics and consistency of the U.S. Coast Guard's Arctic policy implementation plan and insights into future directions. Through this analysis, we aim to deepen understanding of the strategic challenges faced by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Arctic and its role in ensuring a sustainable future for the region.

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