Vice President Pence to tour Alaska missile defense sites

January 11, 2018

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

FAIRBANKS – Vice President Mike Pence plans to stop in Alaska as part of a trip next month to the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The White House announced Wednesday that Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, will lead the U.S. delegation at the Olympics. As part of his trip, the vice president will “travel to Alaska to review ballistic missile defense facilities.”

“The Vice President is traveling to the Olympic Games in South Korea to reinforce the strong U.S. presence on the Korean Peninsula and send a clear message of American resolve to the North Korean regime,” said Pence’s deputy chief of staff Jarrod Agen in a written statement. “The Vice President will reaffirm to the leaders of Japan and South Korea the United States’ unwavering commitment to our allies and to deter and defend against the North Korean threat. In addition to showing support for our U.S. athletes, the Vice President will show his confidence in and appreciation for our U.S. military stationed in the region.”

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