Saturday, September 15, 2007

By Bill Van Auken 14 Sep 2007
[On August 30, a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber flew nearly 1,500 miles over the length of the United States with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles fixed to its wings.] ...One [Military Times] correspondent, identifying himself as a "retired B-52 crew chief," described the official account as "unbelievable." ...Another posting reads: "I think everyone here is making an assumption that they didn’t know. This is an absurd assumption. As soon as those ACMs [advanced cruise missiles] hit the hard-mounts, the talkback between the computers instantly enabled. The crew knew they were carrying nukes long before they finished the checklist for takeoff."


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