Hi, I haven't got a clue about military aviation whatsoever, and this is my first post here.
I have a question: why on earth are B52s sent from Louisiana to Iraq, drop a few bombs and then fly back?? What's the point for those ultra-long flights? Couldn't they be based somewhere closer? There are plenty of bases in Europe or there's Diego Garcia, let alone Qatar which is closer. So why send them in from Louisiana?