Syria Strike Planes Could Come from Mo.
COLUMBIA - A Pentagon source tells KOMU 8 News that B-2 bombers would likely come from Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster if the U.S. strikes Syria. Neither Whiteman Air Force Base nor Air Force press officials would confirm that. NBC News has reported that if the U.S. strikes Syria, the bombers would come from Missouri.
If it happens, it would not be the first time B-2 bombers flew from Whiteman AFB. Earlier in 2013, Whiteman flew two stealth bombers to South Korea for a drill. In 2011, bombers flew as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn, a 25-hour strike in Libya.
B-2 Stealth Bombers are worth more than any other plane in the world, with an estimated value of more than $2 billion.