US to deploy nuclear-capable warplanes to bomb ISIS out of existence
Washington : The US is set to deploy its nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes for the first time to bomb ISIS as part of efforts to ramp up campaign against terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
The B-52 Stratofortress could begin dropping bombs on the Islamic State group from April, the Air Force Times reported. The bombers would be headed to the Central Command area of operations to replace the B-1 Lancers, the last of them returning in January, officials were quoted saying at an Air Force Association Conference. The B-1s should return after they receive additional upgrades.
However, it is not clear how many B-52s or the number of airmen, under Air Force Global Strike Command, will be deployed for the potential operation.