The nuclear option: Fleet of B-52s - that carry the country's airborne nuclear deterrent - line the runway before taking off within minutes of each other in show of force
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana hosted a readiness exercise with eight of its B-52 bombers

  • The planes lined the taxiways as they prepared to take off at very short notice in an ‘Elephant Walk’ display of strength

  • The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions and has been the backbone of U.S. strategic bomber forces for more than 60 years

Posted by: Skidmark 2020-10-19