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U.S. to Conduct Strategic Bomber Exercise Nuclear drills follow ‘massive’ Russian war games
Free Beacon ^ | 5/11/14

Posted on 05/11/2014 7:32:41 PM PDT by Nachum

The U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of waging nuclear war, will hold large-scale bomber exercises this week—days after Russia held what Moscow called “massive” war games simulating a U.S. and NATO nuclear attack.

Ten U.S. B-52 bombers and up to six B-2 strategic bombers will take part in the war games called “Global Lightning 14” from Monday through May 16, the command said in a statement late Sunday.

The purpose is to “demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness in training scenarios throughout the continental U.S.,” the command said in a statement from its Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska headquarters.

“This exercise provides unique training opportunities to incorporate the most current technology and techniques in support of our mission,” said Adm. Cecil Haney, Strategic Command commander. “Continued focus and investment in our strategic capabilities allow US Stratcom to deter, dissuade, and defeat current and future threats to the U.S. and our allies.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bomber; drills; nuclear; strategic
U.S. to Conduct Strategic Bomber Exercise Nuclear drills follow ‘massive’ Russian war games last week
1 posted on 05/11/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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Yahoooooo!!!

Kong Rides the Bomb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snTaSJk0n_Y


2 posted on 05/11/2014 7:35:14 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Fuggetaboutit Just have Michele O tweet another sign


3 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:07 PM PDT by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Nachum
I remember when at least 20 B-52s would take off from Carswell for a MITO exercise. Forget conversation for a few minutes.

10 BUFFs is all we can spare? We have slipped.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/11/2014 7:38:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: KC_Lion; TADSLOS

Fallout ping

Feel the power of the glow. Be divided.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 7:42:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Nachum

Obama is currently preparing for a new Duck and Cover film with Putin as the threatening monkey and Obama himself as the post turtle hiding from danger or decision-making.

6 posted on 05/11/2014 7:45:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Kartographer

Might be of interest to the Prepper list?


7 posted on 05/11/2014 7:50:37 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Nachum
Why bother?

After a few American cities were nuked would Obama give the order to do anything? Or would Obama decide it's too dangerous to respond? Four dead SEALS - 40 million dead Americans... "what difference does it make"

8 posted on 05/11/2014 7:52:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The old Buffs are amazing planes!

After so many years on the job they can still perform their duties. Designed without modern computer aids and yet these slide-rule wonders just keep on flying.

They are beautiful in their own way.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 7:53:06 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Nachum

Hey Tina Fey - The Russians can see the United States from their bombers.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 7:56:16 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Bobalu

Just think, it, the B-52 was designed just after World War II. BTW, I remember in 2003, they tried to duplicate the Wright Flyer using computer aids to fly for the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers only to have it flop and not fly. The Wright Brothers had only 1903 tech yet they made theirs fly. Come to think of it, I think the first true stealth plane was made out of wood, the British Mosquito.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 7:56:32 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Nachum

“We’ll meet again......don’t know where......don’t know when.........”


12 posted on 05/11/2014 7:58:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

After Regan won the Cold War, I stopped worrying about being vaporized by the G D Russians.

Thanks to Hussein, I’m going to start worrying again.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum

“Survival kit contents check. In them you’ll find:

one forty-five caliber automatic;
two boxes of ammunition;
four days’ concentrated emergency rations;
one drug issue containing antibiotics,
morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills;
one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible;
one hundred dollars in rubles;
one hundred dollars in gold;
nine packs of chewing gum;
one issue of prophylactics;
three lipsticks;
three pair of nylon stockings.

Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.”


14 posted on 05/11/2014 8:00:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nowhere Man

Yes, I believe you are correct. The Mosquito was made of thin plywood because of an aluminum shortage. It would have been nearly invisible to the limited radars of the period.

With modern radar there is no such thing as true stealth. Nowadays, stealth just means you can get closer before detection...this can be a very worthwhile edge.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 8:01:05 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Bobalu

Wow! Awesome.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Bobalu
Nowadays, stealth just means you can get closer before detection...this can be a very worthwhile edge.

One sixteenth the radar cross section = one half the range.

17 posted on 05/11/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Nachum; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 8:06:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: BenLurkin

Same here. We’re sandwiched in on some strategic locations. Nuclear power, steel producing, and missile manufacturing.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 8:07:16 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, a uh, a profound sense of fatigue... a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I... I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women uh... women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I, uh... I do not avoid women, Mandrake. But I... I do deny them my essence.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Nachum

So they finally replaced the 8” floppy drives, and now they want to send the newfangled 5-1/4” technology out for a spin?


21 posted on 05/11/2014 8:27:58 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: dfwgator
"Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President........ if you were more concerned with the American people, than with your image in the history books."
22 posted on 05/11/2014 8:35:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum

I am GRAVELY concerned the crews of the B-52s and B-2s may not have sufficient women, gays, queers, trannies, bis, and questionings.


23 posted on 05/11/2014 8:42:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: JRandomFreeper

Was Gen LeMay around then? Wish he were back.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: dfwgator

For a lot of SAC crews it would have been a one way ride into the USSR. Drop bombs, turn south and get as close to the ‘stans etc. as the B45 and B47 fuel loads allowed.

The most critical things in individual escape kits were maps and ways to connect with the anti- Soviet underground.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 11:27:11 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Bobalu

I guess the pics are from Barksdale ?


26 posted on 05/11/2014 11:27:57 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Nachum

What about the B-1s?


27 posted on 05/12/2014 1:10:30 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Nachum
Good morning.

...dissuade, and defeat current and future threats to the U.S. and our allies.”

Do we have any allies left?

5.56mm

29 posted on 05/12/2014 5:01:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Operation Drop Kick...


30 posted on 05/12/2014 5:10:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Nachum
I know who I'd like to see ride the first missile of WW-III.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 5:24:43 AM PDT by McGruff (Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: M Kehoe
Do we have any allies left?

Good question.

32 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Bobalu

33 posted on 05/12/2014 10:02:04 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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