Success in the Arctic depends on unity of effort among Arctic nations. Why? Because no single nation has the sovereignty, capacity or control over all the resources necessary to meet the emerging challenges in the Arctic. While in Greenland, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Sen. Angus King met with the Joint Arctic Command, government dignitaries, leaders of indigenous communities and members of the scientific community to learn more about how our missions may change in this complicated operating environment. Success in the Arctic truly requires a united front and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum is the body that facilitates the necessary cooperation. The era of the Arctic is just beginning, and the Coast Guard stands alongside our international partners to ensure there is safe, secure and responsible maritime activity in the Arctic.
Editor’s note: This is the final video regarding Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft’s engagements in Greenland. For the full series, visit the Arctic Operations series tag.