12 Sep '17, 8pm

US Secretary of Defense to make a #nuclear base inspection tour.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on a three stop tour starting Wednesday, Sep. 13. His visit to two nuclear-focused locations comes at an opportune time given the ongoing Nuclear Posture and Ballistic Missile Defense Reviews. This will be the secretary's first trip to these locations during his tenure. Secretary Mattis will begin his tour in Minot, ND. Minot Air Force Base is the only U.S. base to host two legs of the nuclear triad - strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. He will tour a Missile Alert Facility (MAF) used to control ICBMs; and the Weapons Storage Area (WSA) where Airmen maintain U.S. ICBM warheads. On Thursday, Sept. 14, the secretary will travel to Omaha, NE, to meet with U.S. Strategic Command leadership and discuss strategic deterrence in the 21st century. USSTRATCOM employs tailored nuclear, space, cyberspace, global strike...

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