SAC at Thule: Greenland in U.S. Polar Strategy

@article{Petersen2011SACAT,
  title={SAC at Thule: Greenland in U.S. Polar Strategy},
  author={Nikolaj Berg Petersen},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={90-115}
}
  • N. Petersen
  • Published 24 May 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
This article discusses the so-called polar strategy of the U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) from 1958, when SAC decided to build Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, until 1968, when Airborne Alert flights over Greenland were abandoned after a fully armed B-52 crashed near Thule. The article traces the implementation of the polar strategy from a “bottom-up” perspective, concentrating on deployments and rotations to Thule and training missions and operations out of Thule. The analysis, based on U… 
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