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Air Force Launches New Global Strike Command (Nuclear)

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:41 AM
According to the article this new command is in response to the recent mishaps involving nuclear weapons. Barksdale incident and the sales of some fuses to Taiwan.

The new command is supposed to refocus the security of the nuclear arsenal and prevent mistakes...

The U.S. Air Force is set to formally stand up its new nuclear weapons command today at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, June 19).

The Global Strike Command would assume control of the nation's ICBM fleet as well as its B-52 and B-2 bomber aircraft, which are capable of delivering nuclear weapons. The new organization, led by Gen. Frank Klotz, would encompass 23,000 Air Force personnel.

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:53 AM
This is great.... just great..
I live in Bossier City and work at a civil engineering company here. We do a lot of work on the base and im pretty sure we are laying out this Global Strike Command on the ground. IM pretty sure ill be moving after it is up abd running. Now that we have the Cyber Innovation Center, adding another big target scares me.


posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 08:01 AM
Here's a couple more articles on the new Air Force Global Strike Command...

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials stood up a new major command to oversee all of its nuclear forces in an activation ceremony Aug. 7 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Air Force Global Strike Command will provide combat ready forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations in support of combatant commanders.

"This week we achieved a major milestone in the activation of Air Force Global Strike Command," said Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley. "The command will bring together our strategic nuclear forces under a single commander, and will provide combatant commanders with the forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations through intercontinental ballistic missiles, B-2 (Spirit) and B-52 (Stratofortress) operations."

The Air Force today opens a new command that consolidates oversight of all of its U.S.-based nuclear bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, will be fully operational in about a year, the Air Force said. It is complemented by a strengthened Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center in charge of planning and executing long- term maintenance and upgrades of the nuclear inventory.

posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 08:47 AM
This is actually a good move....previously all nukes were handled by Air Force Space Command, or Air Combat Command. Having them together is good so they can concentrate just on nukes, and let ACC handle the jets, and AFSPC handle the satellites.

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