So, how do you misplace a B52 bomber with a full compliment of live nuclear cruise missiles? Apparently it’s easier than one would think, as a fully loaded B52 flew from Minot ND to Barksdale LA (a three and a half hour flight across several states) on the 30th of august without anyone noticing until it had reached it’s destination.
How you “accidentally” load up a B52 with nukes and take them for a spin around half the continental US is beyond me, one would think that nuclear warheads might be, well locked up somewhere? Guarded? Hm.
Of course, seeing as Barksdale Airforce Base is used as a staging area for middle-east operations, there have been speculations that this was no accident at all, but preparations for a nuclear attack on Iran. The leak may have been intentional (to scare mr. Ahmadinejad) or unintentional (wouldn’t be a first…)