Roberta Medford writes (“Keep bombers away from Rose Parade”, Dec. 18) to criticize the U.S. Air Force’s flyover of a B-2 stealth bomber in Pasadena’s Rose Parade. In contrast, I applaud and look forward to it playing an inspiring role in celebrating the coming new year.
The B-2 holds a vital role in protecting freedom in the skies — here in America and throughout the world.
Contrary to her assertion that the B-2 “is an instrument of aggression that kills indiscriminately by sneak attack from afar,” the B-2 is one of the most discriminating, precise and accurate weapons of war developed so far. It was designed to deeply penetrate and destroy, without detection, the most hardened and heavily defended enemy installations.
It uses advanced cruise missiles, “smart bombs” and other precision and maritime missiles guided by global satellite positioning systems.
The B-2 bomber was significant in military efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and most recently in Libya, helping eliminate the evil tyranny of Muammar Gaddafi.