Counterfactual Time: What If There Were No B-52 Bomber?
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

Security, Americas

The Cold War would have been very different.

The Point: From conventional warfare to nuclear strategy, the B-52 was the basis for much of U.S. military capability after World War II.

Since 1955, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress has flown at the front lines of America’s national defense. Initially intended to deliver strategic nuclear weapons against the Soviet Union, the B-52 has kept that mission long after the USSR itself ceased to exist.

Over the years, it...

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