Only 20 B-2 Stealth Bombers: Why Does the Air Force Have so Few?

Published: 3/12/2019
Only 20 B-2 Stealth Bombers: Why Does the Air Force Have so Few?
Source: NATIONALINTEREST.ORG

Sebastien Roblin Security, Americas A problem. Key point:  The expensive B-2s are still mighty and a potent nuclear deterrent. Since its inception in 1947, the U.S. Air Force has been deeply invested in operating long-range strategic bomber for nuclear deterrence. However, by the 1960s it grew clear that high-flying B-52 bombers had poor odds of surviving the Soviet Union’s growing network of high

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