StratCom & Nuclear Weapons

PROGRAM III

StratCom & Nuclear Weapons

Today, U.S. Strategic Command represents a greater menace to the planet than ever before. Although for more than half a century, it has had the capacity to destroy the earth multiple times over with its nuclear ‘deterrent,’ in the wake of 9/11, StratCom has now been given the additional missions of offensively waging the international ‘War on Terror’ (with conventional as well as nuclear weapons) and dominating outer space. Responsible now for a total of eight missions (Nuclear Deterrence, Space, Cyberspace, Full-Spectrum Global Strike, Intelligence / Surveillance / Reconnaissance, Missile Defense, Information Operations, and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction), StratCom is the linchpin for the U.S.’s entire war-fighting machine.

Living as we do in StratCom’s shadow, it is the special task of Nebraskans for Peace to alert the world community of this new and even more ominous threat. In this same vein, it is our hope that we can instigate an international dialogue about StratCom to consider what the role and mission of this unprecedented military weapon should now be.

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