In this episode, I visit the Global Power Museum at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana, which is home to the Global Strike Command and the 2nd Bomb Wing. A major part of the U.S. nuclear deterrent is deployed from this air force base–the B-52 heavy bombers. We’re going to visit the museum and learn more about the air leg of the U.S. nuclear triad.

Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation, the Jubitz Family Foundation, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for providing funding support.

Image Credits:
1. George W. Bush on 9/11 – The National Archives –… 2. B-52 Bombers – Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier –… 3. B-52 graphic / B-52 bomber – DVIDS 4. 2nd Bomb Wing Logo 5. Global Strike Command logo 6. B61 bomb casing –… 7. B-83 bomb casing – U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Ken Hammond – 8. W80 – U.S. Department of Energy 9. Palomares – Marshall Astor –… 10. Nuclear Triad – GAO The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.



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