02 April 2007

The most cost-effective way...

To break stuff and kill people...

It's probably not what you think.

Today, the United States has just 183 bombers in its entire arsenal, versus more than 75,000 at the peak of World War II.
The heavy bomber is obviously being phased out of the United States military menu... but not because it can't do the job.
Some 80 percent of the bombs dropped during the U.S. seizure of Afghanistan fell from bombers; the share dropped on Iraq since March 2003 is nearly as high.
Pork-barrel politics spell the end of a not-so-gentle giant.

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