Global Strike Command Awarded to Barksdale Air Force Base
Louisiana: The State We're In
Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2009-04-03
Subjects: Military | United States. Air Force | NUCLEAR WEAPONS | Air Force Global Strike Command | Barksdale Air Force Base (La.)
- Whinham, Charlie Host
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.