Friday, February 26, 2016
Where in the world is Tinian?
Thanks to War is Boring and the tip from Freeper.
"The Pentagon Readies Backup Island in Case of Chinese Missile Onslaught"
"Threat prompts the U.S. military to prepare a fallback option"
A "fallback option" in case of a massive Chinese missile attack, those American air bases located on Okinawa [Kadena] and Guam [Andersen] rendered INEFFECTIVE!
"Fallback" better defined as DISPERSAL!
"The United States can no longer count on its Pacific air bases to be safe from missile attack during a war with China"
. . . .
"Enter Tinian. The lush, small island near Guam is emerging as one of the Air Force’s backup landing bases. On Feb. 10, the flying branch announced that it selected Tinian as a divert airfield 'in the event access to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, or other western Pacific locations is limited or denied.'”
"In the Pentagon’s 2017 budget request, it asked for $9 million to buy 17.5 acres of land 'in support of divert activities and exercise intiatives,' . . . In peacetime, the expanded Tinian airfield will host 'up to 12 tanker aircraft and associated support personnel for divert operations,' according to the Air Force."
TANKER AIRCRAFT ONLY DURING PEACETIME! THOSE HEAVY LONG-RANGE STRATEGIC BOMBERS OF THE B-52 VARIETY ACCORDING TO MY UNDERSTANDING NEEDING SPECIAL HARD-STANDS WHEN PARKED!
THOSE OF YOU COGNIZANT OF SUCH MATTERS WILL QUICKLY RECALL IT IS FROM TINIAN THE ENOLA GAY TOOK OFF TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB ON HIROSHIMA!