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The Nation

The stealth bomber program should be canceled because there is no effective role in the U.S. nuclear deterrence system for the futuristic aircraft, the Federation of American Scientists said. “We should probably use the first B-2 prototype to gain some practical experience with this novel military technology, but there seems little reason to proceed now with the production of this bomber,” the FAS said in a report. The private group, which has been sharply critical of previous Reagan Administration national security policies, issued its study one day after the Pentagon announced that the secret plane will make its public debut on Nov. 22.


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