U.S. Strategic Command

 

Deterrence Foundations Explored at USSTRATCOM Symposium

By | U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs | August 15, 2014

LA VISTA, Neb. - Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Adm. Cecil D. Haney welcomed more than 500 experts in industry, military, government, academic and international affairs from around the globe to the command's 2014 Deterrence Symposium at the La Vista Conference Center, Aug. 13.

USSTRATCOM, the command responsible for detecting and deterring strategic attacks against the U.S. and its allies, hosted the event to enable discussion and promote increased collaboration of global deterrence issues under this year's theme, "Exploring Deterrence Foundations."

"We as a country must be able to deal with the broad spectrum of problems from a variety of different nation-states and actors," Haney said. "It is my job to make sure we have a safe, secure and effective strategic deterrent and I will continue, as well as the members of my command, to work toward that - both from the strategic nuclear capability as well as from a global strike perspective and conventional capability."

The two-day event featured seven panels of experts answering questions and discussing evolving strategic deterrence concepts and the influence of emerging domains and capabilities on deterrence.

USSTRATCOM is one of nine DoD unified combatant commands and is charged with strategic deterrence, space operations, cyberspace operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike, missile defense, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, combating weapons of mass destruction, and analysis and targeting. USSTRATCOM is one of nine DoD unified combatant commands and is charged with strategic deterrence, space operations, cyberspace operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike, missile defense, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, combating weapons of mass destruction, and analysis and targeting.