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Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

Headquartered in Omaha, Neb.

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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."

Source: Adapted from U.S. government regulations, "U.S. Government Manual", and "An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community"
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