Bush May Strafe The Stealth Bomber

The B-2 bomber is about to take a grave blow. In his Jan. 28 State of the Union address, President Bush is expected to ask for as few as 20 of the stealth bombers, whereas the Pentagon originally wanted 132. The demise of the B-2 may be good news for taxpayers, who'll save up to $25 billion. But the announcement won't exactly delight Northrop, which derives half its $5.5 billion in revenues from B-2 work.

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