Military cooperation drives Arctic affairs, not Defence issues
Activity in the Arctic has been gradually increasing for the last few years for such things as adventure tourism, shipping exploration and resource exploitation. The opportunities in the region have caused a number of nations to take note and as a result, cooperation between the Arctic nations is the most critical factor when considering the long-term environmental challenges and resource opportunities in the region.
In this exclusive interview with Defence IQ, Colonel J. R. Dooling, the Director of Space Requirements at National Defence HQ in Ottawa, discusses the importance of the Arctic in terms of its role in geopolitics, priorities for the future and military requirements for the safe-guarding and surveillance of the region. Click here or on the thumbnail below to read the interview.