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crwchf16
06-05-2014, 12:54 AM
http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140604/NEWS08/306040053/U-S-deploys-B-52s-Europe
I'm suddenly having Cold War flashbacks. When do we stand SAC back up?

FLAPS, USAF (ret)
06-05-2014, 02:08 AM
http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140604/NEWS08/306040053/U-S-deploys-B-52s-Europe
I'm suddenly having Cold War flashbacks. When do we stand SAC back up?

Giving the public perception that we are providing a strong deterrence (4 airplanes) while gutting the military behind the scenes. Welcome to Obama's America.

sandsjames
06-05-2014, 03:14 AM
They deployed quite a few of them to England in the late 90s. We ended up having to go "TDY" to the base they were at to "guard" the planes. We had an SP standing at the nose and an augmentee on each wing and the tail. Then they had the SPs walking around with dogs. Outside the fence they had the British police patrolling and inside the fence they had the Gurkhas patrolling. It was such fun.