Nebraska officials are crying foul over the Air Force's selection of Barksdale AFB, La., as its preferred location to host the new nuclear-centric Air Force Global Strike Command. They have written letters to USAF, DOD, and the White House. In an April 6, 2009, letter to President Obama, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says, "This decision doesn't pass the smell test." Here, a B-2 stealth bomber taxis onto the flightline at Anderson AFB, Guam, which also hosted B-52 bombers during Exercise Coronet Bugle 49 in July 2004. Both the B-2 and B-52H bombers and ICBMs would be part of the new GSC force.
Air Force photo/SSgt. Tia Schroeder
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