The Pentagon should plan to build 170-plus Long Range Strike – Bomber aircraft rather than the 80-100 in current plans, and should reconsider its $550 million unit cost ceiling for the aircraft, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The report’s authors are veteran U.S. Air Force strategist Lt. Gen. David Deptula, who retired as the service’s chief of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs in 2010, and the ...

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