January 10, 2003

DOD assigns US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) responsibility for four new missions: global strike; integrated missile defense; integrated information operations; and global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). The new incarnation of STRATCOM, headquartered at Offutt AFB, Neb., is combination of the “old” STRATCOM, whose responsibility was primarily nuclear strike, and US Space Command (SPACECOM).