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Global Strike Command Awarded to Barksdale Air Force Base

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-04-03

Duration: 00:00:51

Subjects: Military | United States. Air Force | NUCLEAR WEAPONS | Air Force Global Strike Command | Barksdale Air Force Base (La.)

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host

Description

This segment from the April 3, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the United States Air Force’s decision to house the Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in northwest Louisiana. The Global Strike Command manages the nuclear arsenal of the Air Force, including B-2 and B-52 nuclear bombers and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Whinham reports that the decision is still contingent on a successful environmental impact study.