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US sends nuclear-capable B-2 bombers to SKorea
Yahoo News ^ | 28 Mar 2013

Posted on 03/28/2013 8:58:50 AM PDT by mandaladon

Edited on 03/28/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ó The U.S military says two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers have completed a training mission in South Korea amid threats from North Korea that include nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul.

The statement Thursday by U.S. Forces Korea is an unusual confirmation. It follows an earlier U.S. announcement that nuclear-capable B-52 bombers participated in ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: b2; korea
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1 posted on 03/28/2013 8:58:50 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

F’n Obama and Kerry.

Uber-Dufuses


2 posted on 03/28/2013 9:00:58 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: mandaladon

Hmmmm...
This strikes me as strange, because in ALL the other missions for the B2, they flyout of Missouri, non-stop, no landing, refuel in midair, conduct their bombing run, and RETURN TO MISSOURI.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 9:02:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: hattend

I’m told Kerry was in Vietnam...


4 posted on 03/28/2013 9:02:17 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: mandaladon

Can’t think of a worse president to have in office at times like this.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 9:02:17 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: mandaladon

Another UN fiasco.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 9:02:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: null and void

I’m told Kerry was in Vietnam...

I’m told he got busted...


7 posted on 03/28/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: MrB

Style over substance every time with The Won.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 9:03:30 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: mandaladon

Stupid Stupid Stupid

You never show a weapon until you intend to use it.

Stealth Nuke Capable Bomber? Unnessary opportunity to compromise technology......

Stupid Stupid Stupid

Or may be it is intentional to compromise the military, that is another possibility.


9 posted on 03/28/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: mandaladon

So they were there for what, 5 minutes total?
Big Whoop.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 9:04:35 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Can’t think of a worse president to have in office at times like this.

Yes I can.

uh.

ummm...

err........

11 posted on 03/28/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: mandaladon

Never pick a fight with someone you have to jump up to punch!


12 posted on 03/28/2013 9:06:51 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory lasts forever.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Unnessary opportunity to compromise technology

That's why they fly out of Missouri and back to Missouri and NEVER land anywhere else in the world.

13 posted on 03/28/2013 9:08:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mandaladon

Nuclear-capable? Even an A-4 is nuclear capable.

The only reason they flew them is because they can’t get an aircraft carrier to do a fly-by (yet).


14 posted on 03/28/2013 9:08:31 AM PDT by wrench
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To: mandaladon

Needless risk. This isn’t the original purpose of these bombers; they were built for a threat that no longer exists over vast vast expanses of hard-to-surveil countryside, not in congested N/S korea..

Station them in S. Korea....yeah, let them get up to altitude before hitting NK, see what an L-band (or lower frequency) radar guided SAM will do to them.

One big ass mistake, especially when the NKs have spies in SK to let them know when these expensive targets take off.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: MrB

That is what I heard they did. Took off from MO and returned to MO nonstop. Some 13,000 miles round trip.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 9:12:02 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MrB

This is about sending a message - both to South Korea (assurance) and North Korea (watch it). Similar to announcing that a USN Boomer is leaving port to go near the coast of XYZ country. Only reason for saying it is to send a message, since it could all be done covertly if the real need was there.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 9:13:38 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: mandaladon

18 posted on 03/28/2013 9:14:02 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: MrB

Weren’t they also based in Guam for some time?


19 posted on 03/28/2013 9:14:16 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Yeah, but there was some fear that Guam might tip over, so they moved them to Missouri... :)


20 posted on 03/28/2013 9:15:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I thought a number of B2s were based in Guam — one was lost there in an accident — Andersen Air Force Base.


21 posted on 03/28/2013 9:17:12 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: MrB

Yes, but flying that close to NORK territory. Gives them a possible glimpse they should not have.

We could easily make glass parking lot of entire North Korea is we wanted. They know that already. They also know that Obozo will never do anything to harm another DickTator.


22 posted on 03/28/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: MrB

LOL! It’s too bad that they’re not still in Guam. It’s not far from Korea.


23 posted on 03/28/2013 9:20:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Distance from Guam to Seoul is:

1978.8 Miles

( 3184.6 Kilometers / 1718.4 Nautical Miles )


24 posted on 03/28/2013 9:22:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Okinawa would be better.


25 posted on 03/28/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Can’t think of a worse president to have in office at times like this.

No kidding. That worries me to death.
26 posted on 03/28/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: MrB

“This strikes me as strange, because in ALL the other missions for the B2, they flyout of Missouri, non-stop, no landing, refuel in midair, conduct their bombing run, and RETURN TO MISSOURI.” - MB

I see nothing in the article that contradicts the possibility that the B2 flew out of and landed in Missouri, non-stop. Do you?

3


27 posted on 03/28/2013 9:28:11 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: trisham
"Okinawa would be better."

Japanese were less than thrilled when the F-22's showed up - B2's would start their heads spinnin'

28 posted on 03/28/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: mandaladon

Nowadays an old Beechcraft “fork tailed Dr. killer” could be nuclear capable too.

Just sayin’...


29 posted on 03/28/2013 9:32:11 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: MrB

What in this article makes you think this was any different?


30 posted on 03/28/2013 9:32:13 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: ZX12R

Dancing to NOKO despot invitation clearly displays our Halfican’s stupidity and ignorance. NOKO is a Chinese paper tiger.


31 posted on 03/28/2013 9:32:27 AM PDT by Tugo (Stand firm in the Faith.. HE LIVES!!)
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To: mandaladon

Just a show of muscle.. drills, nothing new.. move along..

ya want folks to panic, tell ‘em the Feds want a new wireless tax imposed.


32 posted on 03/28/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Psalm 73

Good exercise for them.


33 posted on 03/28/2013 9:34:48 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MrB

If you ever have a bad day, just watch that video and it will make you feel like a genius.


34 posted on 03/28/2013 9:39:30 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Autonomous User

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” - but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...


35 posted on 03/28/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT by Biff55 (If you run too far from the Alliance you end up in Reaver territory.)
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To: Biff55

Inconceivable!!


36 posted on 03/28/2013 10:11:22 AM PDT by MCH
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To: ZX12R

Actually, “worst president at ANY time” huh..


37 posted on 03/28/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: mandaladon

The B-2 has also recently been modified to carry the GBU-57A/B Massive Ordnance Penetrator, GPS guided, 30,000 pound, bunker buster bomb. Each B-2 will be able to carry two of these bombs.

The USAF currently has 20 of these in their inventory.

Importantly, the USAF also has 15 GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bombs, 22,600 pound. Its airburst blast yield is the equivalent of an air burst, 11-kiloton nuclear bomb.

That pretty well rules out any Nork efforts to invade, because any sizable troop concentrations would be like hair hit with a flamethrower.


38 posted on 03/28/2013 10:15:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: MrB

Good Lord, read the story. That’s what they did.


39 posted on 03/28/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT... Mea Culpa


40 posted on 03/28/2013 10:19:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biff55

LOL@The princess bride quote!!

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”


41 posted on 03/28/2013 10:19:46 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory lasts forever.)
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To: MrB

Almost never...

B-2s have landed at Diego Garcia, Guam, and can land at Gloucertershire.


42 posted on 03/28/2013 10:41:01 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: MrB

Almost never...

B-2s have landed at Diego Garcia, Guam, and can land at Gloucertershire.


43 posted on 03/28/2013 10:43:10 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: Gaffer

The article never states what U.S. airbase the B-2s flew out of and then back “home” to. I think Obama isn’t blinking in the face of North Korean antics like the last three morons who held his job office previously.


44 posted on 03/28/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: mandaladon

What was the purpose of announcing this to the world? Have the exercises and of course re-assure our allies in private. However, seems like an unnecessary escalation in the war of words/actions to broadcast this, knowing that North Korea will respond in kind in some form or matter...


45 posted on 03/28/2013 10:57:46 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (p)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Obama would very much like a war with some non-Muslims in order to use up American weaponry that would then not be replaced.


46 posted on 03/28/2013 11:00:19 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Sawdring

You forgot the sarcasm tag.


47 posted on 03/28/2013 11:00:55 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Sawdring

I think the only base these expensive behemoths can fly out of is somewhere in the mid-US....I forget which state. They all fly nearly 20 something hour missions from there and then fly home.

They have been mainly used in the past to try and justify they are still relevant in an irregular war (i.e., bombing the shit of of some Taliban vs. nuking the hell out of the politburo in Russia).

Fly a 24 hour mission from Missouri or wherever, drop a few 2000lb bombs on a camel and declare mission success and flyaway home! Bingo!

Even at the height of it’s planned efficacy (before the wall fell), it became a fantastically expensive jobs program for California, and a whole host of other states. Now it’s just a joke and isn’t even stealthy.

The damned things can’t even be left out in the rain on the tarmac for cripes sake.


48 posted on 03/28/2013 11:07:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: trisham
“It’s too bad that they’re not still in Guam. “

They couldn't use Guam because it would tip over if they stayed there to long. :~)

49 posted on 03/28/2013 11:10:56 AM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Gaffer
I think the only base these expensive behemoths can fly out of is somewhere in the mid-US....I forget which state. They all fly nearly 20 something hour missions from there and then fly home.

Two other bases have been equipped to handle B-2s -- Guam and Diego Garcia.

50 posted on 03/28/2013 11:18:10 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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