yes there is also speculation which is basically what this whole thread is based on, the only way this could ever be changed is if ww3 takes place, and i agree, all of our countries have highly trained solders. to operate military equipment. oh and PS my cousin was trained and flew one of the b-2's he was a Canadian serving jointly with the us air force, yeah i know my family is full a solders, but that meas class. roll your eyes all you want i won this part of the debate long ago, when or if an all out war comes, or happens, Money is no obstacle, do you think back during the depression we had the money going into the war, to build the war machines we did,,,again money has no meaning if a war of this scale breaks out, it comes down to how much resource you have, and luckily for the USA they have NATO and especially Canada with our massive amounts of resource. as i am sure our enemy would be doing the same, (which would make a quick victory kind of an over statement), but none the less money is still void, we will worry about finances AFTER THE WAR. in Montreal Quebec Canada, we can spit them out like candy, just like a car plant, spits out old school cheviots, damn bombardier and all them nice companies did a nice job building them plants, If a war breaks out these plants will go into over time, do you realize the industrial power of central Canada and eastern U.S.A, if a war breaks out..you obviously don't, You obviously haven't read anything on how economies operate in war time. well maybe small wars like desert storm, Korea, Vietnam etc, they don't count, were talking a world war here, and from the military production at the time compared to the state of global economics at the time, again proves my point that money would mean little come war time. yeah but watch and see how many of them little fighters get shot down compared to modern bombers. in the end if countries want to waste money on them go ahead, acceptable losses will be OK, because all they will be doing is destroying each other while the real fight is on the ground being backed up by real bombers, not playing cat and mouse in the sky.