Defense: Will Stealth Disappear?

Will Stealth Disappear?

PUT THE B-2 ON THE SKIDS

GIVE THE MONEY TO THE KIDS

House Armed Services Committee chairman Les Aspin did not quote that bumper- sticker slogan last week, but he made the same point. Reversing his previous support for the Stealth bomber, Aspin urged a halt in future production for two main reasons: 1) the virtually undetectable plane's costs are soaring ($63 billion for 75 planes), and 2) the ebbing of the Soviet threat has left the bomber without a clear-cut mission. Says Aspin: "Much has happened in the past year, but nothing that has happened has improved the case for...