posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 12:47 PM
originally posted by: B2StealthBomber
a reply to: BlackDog10
It says an airframe, if the airframe isn't classified why bother hiding it?
Because the existence isn't classified, but all operations and maintenance and deployment thereof is. And why bother disclosing?
And besides, not disclosing details of classified activities on disclosed platforms works to confuse intelligence analysts just as it's confusing us;
they don't know if it's for U-2 maintenance (rebuilding a landing gear) or something else undisclosed.
Other times, overt description of activities serves the interest by means of deterrence, like having those parades down Red Square.
8-7-2014 by mbkennel because: (no reason given)