B-1 bomber mission shifts from Afghan...

B-1 bomber mission shifts from Afghanistan to China, Pacific

There are 4 comments on the USA Today story from Jul 8, 2012, titled B-1 bomber mission shifts from Afghanistan to China, Pacific. In it, USA Today reports that:

Boeing's B-1 has been part of America's defense since the 1980s. It has served as a nuclear deterrent to the Soviet Union and as a conventional bomber in the war on terror.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#1 Jul 8, 2012
Using a billion-dollar bomber to drop dumb bombs on a
Afghan wedding party.

The military-industrial complex is jumping with joy.
morons disoriented

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 8, 2012
Gary wrote:
Using a billion-dollar bomber to drop dumb bombs on a
Afghan wedding party.
The military-industrial complex is jumping with joy.
That was just a warm up. Even a ferrari needs to be driven periodically so it won't get rusted to quickly.
Roosevelt

Leonard, MN

#3 Jul 18, 2012
The strategy pivots from missions over the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan to targets on the sea and, though the military doesn't come out directly and say it, in China. "We're going back to the future," says Col. David Been, commander of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess. "As the balance shifts from almost exclusively Afghanistan right now, we're shifting to the Asia-Pacific region."

Is Washington out of Control?

To threaten China with nuclear weapons because they out-compete us?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2...
Helen

Toronto, Canada

#4 Sep 4, 2013

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