Austin Says Alaska Is Strategic Hotspot for Indo-Pacific, Arctic Operations

July 26, 2021

U.S. Department of Defense:

Alaska is a strategic hotspot for defending the United States, the Indo-Pacific region and the Arctic, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a visit to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, yesterday.

The secretary met with troops and leaders at Eielson and Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He spoke about his visit during a press conference in an Eielson hangar…

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