Clinton Vows Not to Order More B-2 Bombers
On Thursday, President Clinton ordered the military to not order any more B-2 "stealth" bombers because they are too costly and not needed for the nation's security. His decision came after reading a National Security Council review on the necessity of the bombers for national security, which advised that the money should be spent on more sophisticated cruise missiles and other bombers.
Some believe that the decision is motivated by the upcoming elections. California is a key state and also contains thousands of Northrop-Grumman Corp. jobs--the corporation that builds the new 20 bat-wing bomber.
Media Resources: Pathfinder News Now, Reuters - February 9, 1996