I visited nuclear weapons maintainers at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, and met with STRATCOM
senior and junior officers at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, and met with sailors in the ballistic missile submarine U.
him, along with other Navy and STRATCOM
officials, that they could be
Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) as a subunified command subordinate to STRATCOM
and collocated it with the government's main source of computer and electronic expertise, the NSA.
To our STRATCOM
professionals, I would say, you have chosen a profession where there is no room for error," he stressed.
As the United States became embroiled in the war in Vietnam and the conflict in Southeast Asia committed more and more American forces and services, the mission of STRATCOM
in Vietnam grew proportionately; however, signal groups and battalions were fielded to the various Corps tactical zones without the benefit of centralized command and control.
, subject: Joint Functional Component Command--Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) Update, 11 October 2005.
Strategic Command, or STRATCOM
, for potential nuclear operations during and after the Cold War set up a new command unit, called the Joint Functional Component Command Space and Global Strike, or JFCCSGS, early in 2005 to accomplish military offensive missions provided by the Nuclear Posture Review, a comprehensive blueprint of nuclear strategy the Defense Department submitted to Congress four years ago.
Keynote Speaker, ADM James Ellis, USN (ret) Former Commander STRATCOM
(Invited) IO Engagement of Global Threats
16) Because the STRATCOM
portfolio also includes global strike (both nuclear and nonnuclear), it is in an ideal position to address the offense-defense integration issues discussed above.
Neither does the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which the STRATCOM
Commander has designated as his day-to-day manager of the military's use of commercial satellite communications.
must have the intelligence and adaptive planning capabilities to permit the development of a wide range of employment options, including for the highly selective use of new types of nuclear weapons.
The London-based think tank the British-American Security Information Council cited the STRATCOM
document as an example of the Pentagon's push to maintain a mission for its nuclear arsenal long after the Soviet threat disappeared.