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Event Program

The Strategy Alternatives Consortium (SAC) has been developed to advance national policies, plans, strategies, programs (resources), and professionals to enable strategic alternatives development.

SAC-LSUS explores diplomatic, military, and economic means by which the US and allies maintain global security by hosting conferences that focus on USAF historic events, current integrated deterrence efforts, industry challenges and contributions, and academic perspectives on the shifting global nuclear posture.

The Shreveport-Bossier area is vitally important to the integrated deterrence effort. First, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), located on Barksdale Air Force Base right here in the Shreveport-Bossier area, deters adversary aggression and assures our allies and partners by publicly demonstrating that our intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and long-range bomber forces are ready to, in a worst-case scenario, inflict unimaginable destruction. Second, during peacetime, AFGSC continuously plans, commands, and controls long-range bomber missions, worldwide. These “bomber task force” missions tie the United States closer to the allies and partners that would be most important in a crisis or conflict. Knowledge that the United States has built such relationships and arrangements dissuades adversaries and is central to the overall integrated deterrence effort. That is an effect that is a product of the careful planning and mission control activities carried out right here in Northwest Louisiana. Finally, Air Force Global Strike Command is also responsible for managing, developing, and, in conflict, commanding and controlling, the conventional military capabilities that are necessary to support nuclear employment. Developing these “conventional-nuclear integration (CNI)” and “conventional support to nuclear operations (CSNO)” capabilities requires AFGSC to coordinate closely with private industry. In that vein, a current focus area is to reconceptualize, restructure, and both conventional command and control (C2) and nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) systems and processes. Another focus area is the development, deployment, and integration of hypersonic weapons into the force, into warfighting doctrine, and into operations plans. This is vital work done here in Northwest Louisiana, with an international impact.

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Strategy Alternatives Consortium

Gary Joiner, Director
Ashley Dean, Assistant Director
Alex Mikaberidze
Bronson Hall - Room 466
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

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Past Events

9/11 rememberance 2023

"Looking Back: Barksdale on 9/11" - 9/2023

Annual Nuclear triad Symposium, 7/2023

Veteran's Day Commemoration, 9/2023

Global Power Symposium, 3/23/2023

“Air Force Conducts Annual Global Power Symposium at LSUS”

Vietnam Conflict 50th Anniversary Commemoration, 1/20/23

“LSU Shreveport recognizes 50th anniversary of Vietnam War with commemoration event”

23rd Annual Nuclear Triad Symposium, July 2022

Watch the full 2022 symposium. ft. General Anthony Cotton

Operation SENIOR SURPRISE 25th Anniversary Symposium, LSU-Shreveport, January 16, 2016
Deterrence Symposium, LSU-Shreveport, March 25, 2016

9/11 15-Year Memorial Symposium, LSU-Shreveport, September 10, 2016

Operation LINEBACKER II 45th Anniversary Symposium, December 2, 2017

Operation SENIOR SURPRISE Educational Event, BAFB, January 25, 2019