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STRATCOM and U.S. Space Policy

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Bruce Gagnon outside the STRATCOM base in Omaha, April, 2008

As a branch of the Department of Defense, StratCom is in charge of the nuclear weapons owned by the U.S. military and is the force behind the infamous “Star Wars” program.

According to the StratCom website, the mission of StratCom is to: Provide the nation with global deterrence capabilities and synchronized Department of Defense effects to combat adversary weapons of mass destruction worldwide. [They also want to] Enable decisive global kinetic and non-kinetic combat effects through the application and advocacy of integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; space and global strike operations; information operations; integrated missile defense and robust command and control.

The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space held their 16th annual conference and protest outside of the United States Strategic Command base in April. Hundreds of people attended the conference this year.

Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space .

He told Jerome how the history of the conference.

Excerpted from interview aired on April 21, 2008

Related Links:
Bruce Gagnon’s Blog
US Strategic Command
USAF Space Command

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