Senator Murkowski introduces bill to build a Department of Defense Arctic Security Studies Center

Senator Murkowski is planning alongside Senator Dan Sullivan to potentially create a Department of Defense Arctic Security Studies Center. (Carly Sjordal/KTVF)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) On Monday October 28th, the office of Senator Lisa Murkowski released a statement to introduce a new bill.

Senator Murkowski is planning alongside Senator Dan Sullivan to potentially create a Department of Defense Arctic Security Studies Center.

If enacted this would be the first Department of Defense Regional Center in the Arctic.

According to the press release, currently there are 5 of the centers worldwide. The center's goal is to ‘support defense strategy objectives and policy priorities through a unique academic forum and to foster strong international networks of security leaders’.

If passed, the center is to be named 'Ted Stevens Arctic Center for Security Studies' to honor the past Alaskan representative Ted Stevens.

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