St. Louis Public Radio News
10:19 am
Thu February 27, 2003

B2 Bombers at Whiteman Alerted for Possible War

Washington, D.C. – The Pentagon says B-2 stealth bombers at
Whiteman Air Force Base, in west-central Missouri, are under orders to move overseas, closer to Iraq.

Today's report says the B-2's will be going to a base in Britain, and a British base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego
Garcia.

Due to security concerns, there's no word on when the high-tech bombers will head out from their base near Knob Noster.

The US military build-up for war has topped 200-thousand troops in the Gulf region.

And Iraq's Saddam Hussein is said to be moving some of his best-trained forces into new positions.