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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Oct 2021 10:03 p.m. PST

The B-52 bombers finished America's longest war in much the same way as they began: carrying airmen called to military service in the aftermath of 9/11, hunting Taliban fighters through the mountains of Afghanistan and watching as the seat of government in Kabul changed hands…

Air Force Times: link

Legion 408 Oct 2021 9:50 a.m. PST

Yes, B-52 with advanced weaponry can be used much more in a tactical manner. Than what we saw in Vietnam. But BUFFs could carry a whole of HE. Now today it can support ground troops with an entire array of "smart" munitions, etc.

Augustus09 Oct 2021 9:56 a.m. PST

It functions as a flying warehouse of tools.

Which is WHY we need some new ones built!

Legion 409 Oct 2021 10:39 a.m. PST

The current Gov't has many places to use tax payer monies that they believe are a "higher" priority than national defense. 'nuff said …

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