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More bomber operations mean 'the chess pieces are moving,' US Air Force's top officer says

Posted On: Feb 27, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

B-52 bombers in formation after missions over the Baltic Sea, October 23, 2019.
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The US Air Force's bomber fleet has been busy, flying frequent missions to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Those flights are to "make sure the chess pieces are moving on a regular basis," the Air Force chief of staff said.
The Air Force has to be "thoughtful" about the messages it sends to adversaries, Gen. Charles Brown said.
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The increasing activity of US Air Force bombers is part of a concerted effort to show that those planes can fly whenever and wherever they want, the Air Force's top officer said last week. "That's the capability of global air power... and the ability to operate from and be prepared to go any place, anywhere, any time," Gen. Charles Brown, Air Force chief of staff, told reporters on Wednesday. Brown's comments came in response to a question about this month's deployment of B-1B bombers to Norway, the first time...

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