The Military Sac: Gets The Sack

Gets The Sack

To Americans who remember crouching under their desk during grade-school air- raid drills, the Strategic Air Command -- which kept nuke-carrying bombers airborne round the clock -- was a special icon of the cold-war mythology. But last week Air Force Secretary Donald Rice announced that SAC will be eliminated under a sweeping reorganization of the service. Its nuclear missiles and bombers will join the Tactical Air Command's conventional aircraft to form a single Air Combat Command. "Desert Storm demonstrated that the line between strategic and tactical air power has become blurred," says a report released by Rice's office. "The organization needs...

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