NORTHCOM provides for not only extended national defense but is a key foundation for any 21st century Pacific strategy.
The key roles for littoral defense, the Alaskan and Arctic roles in a national security strategy and many other aspects for securing a solid foundation for Pacific operations come under NORTHCOM.
Since April 2011, NORTHCOM took sole responsibility for the US in the Arctic, which as readers of SEcond Line of Defense know, is a key element for 21st century strategy.
And at the same time, NORTHCOM was given sole responsibility for Alaskan defense.
Credit:US Northern Command:10/1/12