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The Strategic Air Command
The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was established on March 21, 1946, with the mission of conducting long-range operations anywhere in the world at any time. General Curtis LeMay was put in command of the unit in October 1948. Within a few years he had built it into one of the most powerful fighting forces in the world. His first SAC war plan, completed in March 1949, called for attacks on 70 Soviet cities with 133 atomic bombs.