Alaska: U.S. Bolsters “Last Frontier” Bases on NATO’s Western Flank

7/1/22

FORWARD DEFENSE

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Known as America’s “Last Frontier,” Alaska conjures up thoughts of polar bears, subzero temperatures and expansive areas of little-explored terrain around the Arctic Circle.

Alaska’s often harsh environment makes year-round living difficult at best, with some areas accessible only by boat or aircraft.

The state is more than double the size of Texas with a population about the size of Washington, D.C.

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