Murkowski Votes to Confirm General James Mattis as Defense Secretary

Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following statement after voting in favor of Retired General James N. Mattis as Secretary of Defense:

“Every indication suggests that General Mattis will make an outstanding Secretary of Defense. His leadership style is revered among our troops and veterans, and he is very knowledgeable about the issues and challenges facing our national security. He appreciates the strategic importance of the Arctic and the need to improve our ability to protect U.S. interests as global activity increases in the region. He is well versed on the important role that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will play in ensuring air superiority and will keep the program on track as we await the arrival of the aircraft in Alaska. I look forward to working with him to advance our state’s role as a strategic military location.”

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