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The Air Force had to evacuate one of its 'Doomsday' planes from its base, and it highlights a growing problem for the Pentagon

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  The US Air Force evacuated nine planes from Offutt Air Force
  Base in Nebraska because of flooding this week.
  
  One of those planes was an E-4B, an airborne
  command-and-control aircraft vital to national defense.
  
  The flooding and the evacuations illustrate the challenges
  posed to the Pentagon by climate change.
  

  Flooding at a US Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged
  buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to US
  nuclear-attack response highlights the risks climate change poses
  to national security, experts said Monday.

  US President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether
  humans cause climate change and has been angered by assessments from
  his military and intelligence agencies that say the phenomenon
  poses national-security risks.

  Last week's "bomb cyclone" storm flooded about 60 structures
  including 30 buildings at Offutt Air Force Base, said Ryan
  Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing, a unit that provides
  reconnaissance, intelligence, and combat support.

  • The US Air Force evacuated nine planes from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska because of flooding this week.
  • One of those planes was an E-4B, an airborne command-and-control aircraft vital to national defense.
  • The flooding and the evacuations illustrate the challenges posed to the Pentagon by climate change.

Flooding at a US Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to US nuclear-attack response highlights the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said Monday.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether humans cause climate change and has been angered by assessments from his military and intelligence agencies that say the phenomenon poses national-security risks.

Last week's "bomb cyclone" storm flooded about 60 structures including 30 buildings at Offutt Air Force Base, said Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing, a unit that provides reconnaissance, intelligence, and combat support.

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