Biden Positions U.S. as Player in the Arctic
A weekly digest of national security, defense, and cybersecurity news from Foreign Policy reporters Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer, formerly Security Brief. Delivered Thursday.
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Thawing Arctic Heats Up Geopolitics
Arctic ice is…