Strategic Command (STRATCOM)
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U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), activated in 1992, is the descendant of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) and the primary nuclear command of the United States. The missions of USSTRATCOM are "to deter attacks on U.S. vital interests, to ensure U.S. freedom of action in space and cyberspace, to deliver integrated kinetic and non-kinetic effects to include nuclear and information operations in support of U.S. Joint Force Commander operations, to synchronize global missile defense plans and operations, to synchronize regional combating of weapons of mass destruction plans, to provide integrated surveillance and reconnaissance allocation recommendations to the SECDEF [secretary of defense], and to advocate for capabilities as assigned."
On June 26, 2002, the Pentagon announced that U.S. Space Command would merge with USSTRATCOM. In January 2003, USSTRATCOM was tasked with four previously unassigned responsibilities: global strike, missile defense integration, Department of Defense Information Operations and C4ISR (command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance). In January 2005, USSTRATCOM delegated authority for operational- and tactical-level planning, force execution and day-to-day management of forces to a set of Joint Functional Component Commands (JFCC). Four of these day-to-day operational commands encompass the combat operations of otherwise independent defense and intelligence agencies.
The USSTRATCOM component structure is made up of:
* JFCC-Global Strike (JFCC-GS), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
* JFCC-Space (JFCC-SPACE), Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
* JFCC-Network Warfare (JFCC-NW), Fort Meade, Md. (dual-hatted as director of National Security Agency)
* Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), Arlington (dual-hatted as director of Defense Information Systems Agency)
* JFCC-Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC-IMD), Schriever AFB, Colo.
* JFCC-Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C. (also the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency)
* Joint Information Operations Warfare Command (JIOWC), Lackland AFB, Tex.
* USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC-WMD), Fort Belvoir (also the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency)
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