Everything We Know About The New B-21 Stealth Bomber And The Looming Battle To Build It 

Everything We Know About The New B-21 Stealth Bomber And The Looming Battle To Build It 

The U.S. Air Force has given us our first glimpse of what will hopefully become American’s next stealth bomber. Originally designated the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), the aircraft will now be called the B-21. Why is this announcement today such a big deal? Because it’s as much about the B-21’s struggle to even get built as it as about what it could mean for America’s defense apparatus.

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A New Bomber For A New Set Of Strategic Problems

The B-21 is a critical part of America’s air power future, and at the very least it represents a partial panacea for emerging area-denial and anti-access (AD/A2) capabilities—in other words, things that deny U.S. forces the ability to come within hundreds or even…

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