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Home > Nebraska > Bellevue > Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Looking Glass Avenue between Comstat Drive & Night, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE



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Item Title


Location
Looking Glass Avenue between Comstat Drive & Night, Bellevue, NE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NE-9-A
Building/structure dates: 1958 initial construction
Significance: From the end of WWII until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, U.S. military policy was driven by the Cold War, and epic conflict between the superpowers of the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Under the constant threat of a nuclear first strike from the Soviet Union, the Strategic Air Command (SAC) launched an airborne command post that would guarantee retaliation should SAC's underground headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base be incapacitated by a nuclear attack. Named "Looking Glass" because it mirrored the capabilities of the underground facility, the mission began round-the-clock operations in 1961...

Subjects
Air Bases


Related Names
Fraser, Clayton B., Photographer
Roise, Charlene K., Historian
Curran, Christine A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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