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  •  I once interviewed a SAC colonel ... (8+ / 0-)

    regarding the low-level flight training B-52 crews conducted in a course through the Appalachian Mountains. I had seen the planes fly very low over my home, and in the early '80s did a story for a local newspaper where I worked.

    After describing the various types of A bombs the plane could carry (bombs in the hold, cruise missiles under the wings, etc.), he said to me:

    "If we could just get one of these planes into Russia, we could do a helluva lot of damage."

    "Where are we to turn? We can only turn to ourselves." ~ Edward M. Kennedy

    by chapel hill guy on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:15:56 PM PST

    •  Chrome Dome: tip of the spear (3+ / 0-)
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      Simplify, JeffW, Nebraskablue

      It is amazing to ponder the firepower that just one of those aircraft carried. Having those aircraft orbiting over the Arctic and Mediterranean at virtually all times is frankly incredible.

      All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

      by subtropolis on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:34:51 PM PST

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