Why use B-2's on a strike against ISIL in Libya?

Washington Post:
U.S. stealth bombers strike Islamic State fighters in Libya

It was unclear how many fighters were killed or why stealth bombers were needed to strike them.
One reason could be that the defense spending cuts have impacted the Air Force's ability to get enough fighter jets on station over Libya and the Navy has pulled all its carriers from the region.  In other words, the defense spending cuts are effecting operations and causing the US to have to use more expensive options just to do routine bombings,


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