Apr 18, 2012

Boom Boom Boom - US Air Power Demonstration

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Rissmiller/Released)
Those drums you hear? Those are war drums. You have to listen carefully over the white noise of lottery winners, and the war on moms - but if you put your ear to the rail, you'll the resonating bass of 70 F-15E Strike Eagles performing a training mission.

Dubbed "Turkey Shoot", nearly 70 aircraft destroyed more than 1,000 targets on bombing ranges across North Carolina. How long did it take? A few hours. How long would it take to do that, oh, say 60 years ago during WWII? 30,000 bombing runs, over a course of weeks.

A clear picture of US Air superiority has been demonstrated. [Source]

But was it a dry run for Tehran - or something else? Perhaps in the Pacific Theater?

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