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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visiting Minot Air Force Base Wednesday

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visiting Minot Air Force Base Wednesday”

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit U.S. Strategic Command Headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base Thursday, September 14. StratCom's top officer would command nuclear forces in war, and Minot Air Force Base is home to more than 100 land-based nuclear missiles, as well as nuclear bomb-carrying aircraft. While his trip was planned long before Pyongyang's recent string of military provocations, it gives Washington a chance to flex its own nuclear muscle.

The Washington Post said that Mattis' remarks on the system known as the triad "came amid an ongoing review of the US nuclear weapons program and as tensions with North Korea remain high as that regime works toward developing a nuclear missile of its own".

Before Mattis became President Trump's Pentagon chief, he'd suggested ICBMs might be expendable. Some critics have argued, that ground-based missiles may no longer be necessary in maintaining America's nuclear deterrence.

Sen. Hoeven says he's glad Secretary Mattis is visiting the base, the only one with a dual nuclear mission. In June, the US inventory of Minuteman-III ICBMs was reduced by 50, for four-hundred missiles in total the lowest number since 1962.



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