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Secretary of Defense to visit Minot on Wednesday

Minot, N.D. -- Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is expected in Minot on Wednesday, Sept. 13. 

The secretary is scheduled to tour a nuclear missile site. 

A news release from the Department of Defense says, "[The] Minot Air Force Base is the only U.S. base to host two legs of the nuclear triad - strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles." 

The department says Mattis is touring nuclear sites because of ongoing nuclear posture and ballistic missile defense reviews.