Don’t Ask Why B-2 Stealth Bombers are Flying Over Missouri Again
This is a need-to-know basis and the Air Force would like you to know that you don't need to know. The B-2 stealth bombers that were grounded for 5 months after an accident have finally taken to the air again, but don't ask why.
I saw an article on Yahoo News that made the announcement that the mighty B-2 Stealth Bombers stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri are finally flying again. It appears this is an article based on an interview from a writer at Military.com. Or, I should say an attempted interview as the Air Force isn't talking. It included a simple explanation:
The Air Force declined to provide answers when asked by Military.com about what issues were found with the fleet, whether any bombers remain out of commission and if the B-2 that caught fire in Missouri is back in the sky.
That is need-to-know info, sir, and you don't need to know.
I want to be clear that I have no problem with the Air Force not providing any background information on why the fleet of B-2 Stealth Bombers was grounded for 5 months or why they're now allowed to take to the skies again. This is the military that is protecting us and we don't always need to know everything they're up to since the enemy also doesn't need to know.
The good news is that no personnel were injured according to reports when the B-2 Stealth had the emergency landing/crash 5 months ago and that's really all that needs to concern me and you.