The U.S. faces no shortage of national security concerns across the globe including increasing challenges from Russia and China and the persistent threat of terrorism. We have to meet these challenges head-on, and that means marshaling all elements of our nation’s power to keep Americans safe.
North Dakota plays a critical role in our national defense thanks to its top-notch military installations and the outstanding efforts of our men and women in uniform. Minot Air Force Base is the nation’s only dual-nuclear base, hosting both nuclear bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Grand Forks Air Force Base is a premier Air Force hub for unmanned aircraft activities, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk. The 10th Space Warning Squadron, part of the U.S. Space Force at Cavalier Air Force Station, provides strategic missile warning and space domain awareness. In addition to these active duty missions, North Dakota also is home to outstanding and award-winning National Guard units that are critical to managing emergencies and other priorities within the state and, when called upon, conduct missions that support the nation’s security. I am proud to advocate on behalf of North Dakota’s military members and their critical missions in the Senate.