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The Strategic Air Command or SAC was the branch of the United States Air Force in charge of America's non-submarine-based nuclear arsenal.

Established in March 1946, with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base[?], Nebraska, with its bomber force. The Strategic Air Command symbolized the cornerstone of American national strategic policy, namely, mutual assured destruction of the Soviet Union and nuclear deterrence of other nuclear powers.

In 1992, after the collapse of Communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall, SAC was combined with the Naval nuclear forces to form the U.S. Strategic Command[?].

See also:

External link

  • Stratcom (http://www.stratcom.af.mil/)



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