B-2 Stealth Bomber

Ten years ago, during peak production of the bomber – which was intended to drop nuclear weapons on the Soviet Union – the program employed almost 40,000 people.

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM — A B-2 Spirit, returning from a mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Indian Ocean on March 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby)

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