Tuesday, July 5, 2016

U.S. Congress Upset That The New Stealth Bomber's Cost Will Not Be Disclosed

CNN: New stealth bomber's cost is under the radar

(CNN)Secrecy is the linchpin of a stealth aircraft's ability to carry out strikes deep within enemy territory, but when it comes to the tax dollars that are going to be spent on the U.S. Air Force's new B-21 bomber, some members of Congress say it is time pull the curtain back.

The Air Force said it has no plans to publicly disclose the cost estimate for the aircraft touted as the "backbone" of the U.S.'s future strike and deterrence capabilities, arguing it would reveal too much information to potential adversaries and compromise a classified program.

That's infuriated some lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain, who argue that the public deserves to see the price tag because so many defense projects have blown their budgets due to waste and fraud.

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WNU Editor: So much for oversight. But in all fairness .... the U.S. Congress has a lousy history when it comes to keeping secrets.

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