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Did New Stealth Bomber Have Desired Impact on China?

The B-21 Raider stealth bomber is unveiled at Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, California, on December 2. (Marcio Jose Sanche/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 06 December 2022 07:53 AM EST

Most Americans may not have been watching on Friday evening when the brand-new B-21 stealth bomber was publicly unveiled – but China certainly was.

The scenario called to mind the rollout of the B-21's predecessor, the B-2 bomber, 34 years before, at a time when America's most potent adversary was the Soviet Union. The 1988 event was in some ways a climax, the final straw that shattered the Soviet research and development community and led to the collapse of the U.S.S.R.

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Most Americans may not have been watching on Friday evening when the brand-new B-21 stealth bomber was publicly unveiled - but China certainly was.
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