COO of ASP Andrew Holland was cited in an article from High North News discussing Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s visit to Keflavik Air Base in Reykjavik, Iceland. Pompeo’s visit was aimed at demonstrating the US’ determination to re-establish its influence in the Arctic region, despite the increasing Russian and Chinese activities in the area.
Commenting on the importance for the current administration to concentrate its efforts on the Arctic region, Holland stated the following:
“When combined with the recent statements by military commanders that they intend to operate more aggressively in the High North, I hope that Pompeo’s visit signals an elevation of the Arctic as an area of concern for US policymakers.”
Considering the urgency for the US to dedicate its attention to the threats arising from climate change, Holland continued:
“I hope that Pompeo does not continue to ignore the national security threats of climate change: there is nowhere more apparent than the Arctic to view those firsthand.”
You can read the full piece here.