Can someone tell how this could possibly be a mistake ?
Considering that the Barksdale base is a staging point for Middle East operations
this doesnt sound like a mistake.
Cruise missiles are a strategic weapon not a deterrent or reactive weapon. So i would have thought anything that is a strategic weapon would only be armed with nuclear warheads at the last possible moment be use of them in theatre.
Can anyone tell me if this is the case with nuclear armed strategic weapons ?