Secretary of Defense Visiting Minot Air Force Base

Minot, ND - The US Secretary of Defense is visiting Minot Air Force Base today.

Jim Mattis is meeting with officials at the local base that is home to both airborne and land-based nuclear weapons.

There is no local press coverage allowed of the secretary's visit to North Dakota.

The Defense Department reports Mattis will visit Strategic Air Command in Omaha tomorrow.

The visits come on the heels of new sanctions against North Korea, which has been testing long-range missiles and nuclear weapons in recent weeks.

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