The Military: A Winning Debut For the B-2

Since Operation Allied Force began a month ago, B-2 bombers from this Air Force base in Knob Noster, Mo., have been making a pressure-packed debut. Adding to the stress of combat has been the close eye of B-2 skeptics. But speaking to TIME last week in their first interviews, pilots say the machine has been a dream to fly. The men described taking off over the soybean fields on 30-hr. flights, often made by pairs of planes, with two men aboard each. One sometimes naps while the other monitors the plane's computer systems, which do 95% of the flying. When the...

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