Source: Defense News
quote: The B-52 fleet is not just ageing but damn right elderly and needs to be replaced
quote: The B1 is a maintenance nightmare and limited capability compared to B-52.
quote: So to end my diatribe on subject, If the government via proxy the air force wants a new bomber to meet their role for national defence, I have no objections.
quote: Defense is the one role which the Federal government is suppose to actually do. Rather than provide pensions and medical care for its citizens.
quote: You and I are normally on the same page.
quote: I guess the real question is: Is the United States willing to undergo the costs of keeping the world from WWIII for the foreseeable future? So far, the US has said "yes", and has kept the world from the horror of yet another World War and allowed the incredible growth seen since WW II. But, is that dedication still needed or required? If yes, then we NEED a new bomber, desperately. If not, then it's time to revert back to a National Guard and let the world go it's way.