The Future of the military in Alaska | Talk of Alaska

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National Guard soldiers file out of a military transport plane at the Bethel Armory on Sept. 21, 2022. (Nina Kravinsky/KYUK)

These are tense times for the U.S. military, with Middle East conflicts threatening to erupt in a regional war and Russia stepping up its assault on Ukraine. What could recent events mean for Alaska-based troops and defense installations? U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and retired Maj. Gen. Randy Kee, from the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies join host Lori Townsend discuss rising global tensions on this Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Member of Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Maj. Gen. Randy Kee, USAF (Ret.), Senior Advisor, Arctic Security Affairs at the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies



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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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