The U.S. Air Force in 2030: 80-Year-Old B-52s and New B-21 Stealth Bombers?
The National Interest -

David Axe


The U.S. Air Force’s bomber fantasy: How to grow the force without spending $45 billion.

If the U.S. Air Force follows through on its ambitious plan to add 75 new squadrons, it either will have to buy a lot more new bombers, or hold on longer to older bombers.

The service apparently is reluctant to confront this hard choice.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in February 2019 re-affirmed the service's 2018 plan for its bomber fleet.

Under the plan, the Air Force in the...

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