B-2s Take Part in Exercises
By Harold Hutchison
In a sign of increasing tensions, B-2 Spirits have taken part in exercises on the Korean peninsula. The bombers are one of the most valuable assets in the American military arsenal, with only 21 having been built.
The B-2, which halted production in 1995, has seen combat over Serbia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The bomber not only carries precision-guided bombs, but it also carries nuclear weapons. The bombers flew the round trip from Whiteman Air Force Base, in Missouri.
The Air Force has also sent B-52 bombers over the Korean peninsula. The B-52s not only carry bombs, but they also can carry cruise missiles.