Rip B-1 Bomber: The Air Force Wants a Shiny New B-21 Instead
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

Security, Americas

A good idea?

Key point: Washington's B-1B Bomber has been useful and iconic. However, the time has come to retire that vaunted weapon in favor of a new successor.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to retire the B-1B Lancer (also known as the “Bone”) in favor of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber. The B-1B will remain in service for some time, but unlike its older cousin the B-52, its days are apparently numbered. The B-1B has served in a...

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