SAC - LSUS Strategy Alternatives Consortium

A consortium on the campus of LSU Shreveport that uses historical events to examine modern-day strat

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Strategy Alternatives Consortium 04/14/2018

Strategy Alternatives Consortium

We have had some questions about what we charge. We are a unit of LSU Shreveport. Our guided research is part of our mission. We do not charge for our White Papers and our symposia are free to the public (with rsvp tickets s). Please go to www.lsus.edu/sac to see our research output to date.
Gary Joiner

Strategy Alternatives Consortium Strategy Alternatives Consortium

04/14/2018

On April 13 the United States, Great Britain, and France conducted a concerted series of simultaneous air strikes on Syria. The weapons used were seaborne tomahawk cruise missiles and their Air Force equivalents for the United States and similar weapons from British and French forces. The strikes were planned to reduce or eliminate Syrian, and therefore, Russian, ability to research, develop, and deploy chemical weapons within that war-ravaged nation. The recent use of such weapons north of Damascus to drive out anti-Assad forces goes against the grain of humanity and political gains, even in a civil war. This is deterrence at its finest. There is no question as to the allies' intent. There can be no issue of resolve to use adequate but not extensive force to achieve limited goals. On Saturday morning, April 14, Russia called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to voice complaints. It was heartening to see the response by almost all members to the Russian ambassador's tepid pleas. Even China was lukewarm in its comments. The hope is that Russia will force President Assad to temper his methods. This may not be as unlikely as it seems. For all its bravado and saber rattling in the Middle East, Russia cannot afford to get into a direct shooting war with the West. Its economy would crumble, President Putin would lose face (much more that after this week), and its much hoped-for gains would crumble.

Gary Joiner

Symposium Honoring Operation LINEBACKER II 11/08/2017

Symposium Honoring Operation LINEBACKER II

LSUS’ policy think tank, SAC-LSUS, is hosting a symposium on Saturday morning, December 2. The subject is the 45th Anniversary of Operation LINEBACKER II, the B-52 raids that ended the Vietnam War for America. The panelists are air crew and planners. Several POWs have been invited and we hope to honor them there. The event is free but you must have a ticket. Details are below.

Please join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Operation LINEBACKER II, the last air campaign in the Vietnam War. Panelists will discuss their personal involvement in this campaign and assess the air war in Vietnam. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Below is a link to register for the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-honoring-operation-linebacker-ii-tickets-38344948774

If you would like any additional information or promotional materials, please contact SAC’s Assistant Director Ashley Dean at [email protected] or (318) 798-4169.

Symposium Honoring Operation LINEBACKER II This event allows registration for a free symposium and is open to the public. Advance reservation is required. This registration option is for the public (not honored guests, spouses, or speakers). Please print your ticket from EventBrite and bring it with you for admission. Symposium Information:…

10/11/2017

Join us December 2 when when honor the aircrews of Operation Linebacker II and the end of the Vietnam War. More details soon.

08/19/2017

SAC LSUS will hold its next symposium on December 1, 2017. The subject will be the 45th anniversary of Operation LINEBACKER II, the bombing campaign that targeted Hanoi and Haiphong industrial complexes and forced the North Vietnamese to return to the negotiating table. This effectively ended the American offensive strikes in the Vietnam War. Our guest panelists will include pilots and another aircrew members, as well as historians and Air Force planners.

History Matters: S.A.C. Turns 70 10/12/2016

History Matters: S.A.C. Turns 70

Peace is Our Profession.

History Matters: S.A.C. Turns 70 Airs Tuesday, September 27, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks back 70 Years ago to the creation of the Strategic Air Command and

Photos from LSUS History and Social Sciences Department's post 09/11/2016

Photos from LSUS History and Social Sciences Department's post

Timeline photos 09/06/2016

Timeline photos

Our local community was forever linked to the fateful events of 9/11 when President George W. Bush landed at Barksdale Air Force Base and addressed the nation and the world.

The public is invited to join us for a special symposium on Saturday, September 10, presented by the Strategy Alternatives Consortium (SAC) at LSU Shreveport. Registration is required.

9/11: A Remembrance 09/04/2016

9/11: A Remembrance

9/11: A Remembrance American history includes events that are so profound that we all recall where we were and what we were doing when they occurred. When September 11, 2001, dawned, it was another work day, but one that would prove to be like no other. We in Shreveport-Bossier observed most historic events from a dist...

9/11: A Remembrance 08/22/2016

9/11: A Remembrance

9/11: A Remembrance American history includes events that are so profound that we all recall where we were and what we were doing when they occurred. When September 11, 2001, dawned, it was another work day, but one that would prove to be like no other. We in Shreveport-Bossier observed most historic events from a dist...

Timeline photos 01/24/2016

The Saturday evening Squirrel gathering was honored to have General Robin Rand, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command as the Keynote Speaker.

Photos from SAC - LSUS Strategy Alternatives Consortium's post 01/24/2016

The Symposium had great speakers and the panels were well received .

Photos from SAC - LSUS Strategy Alternatives Consortium's post 01/24/2016

The symposium last weekend was a great success. We had 288 attendees and 152 for lunch.
The Squirrels began Friday with the unveiling of the Squirrel patch as nose art on the commander's B-52H at Barksdale.

Operation Secret Squirrel: Honoring the Heroes Who Opened Desert Storm 01/07/2016

Operation Secret Squirrel: Honoring the Heroes Who Opened Desert Storm

SAC-LSUS will host a symposium at the LSUS University Theater
Saturday Jan. 16, 2016 honoring the Barksdale B-52 crews that flew the first mission that began Operation Desert Storm, the First Gulf War, on its 25th anniversary. Tickets are free but must be
registered at the site below. A luncheon with the crews will be held. Cost of the luncheon is $20.00 on a limited seating basis.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/operation-secret-squirrel-honoring-the-heroes-who-opened-desert-storm-tickets-20446805947

Operation Secret Squirrel: Honoring the Heroes Who Opened Desert Storm The Strategy Alternatives Center (SAC) at LSU in Shreveport will host a symposium on Saturday, Jan. 16, that brings previously classified information to light regarding the first mission of Operation Desert Storm. This anniversary event marks the first time this mission has been publicly discussed i…

The Secret Squirrels 01/07/2016

The Secret Squirrels Symposium Jan. 16, 2016

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