For The First Time In 26 Years, US To Put Nuclear Bombers On 24 Hour Alert

Monday, October 23, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Oct 22, 2017

The unexpected decision by President Trump to amend an emergency Sept 11 order signed by George W Bush, allowing the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired air force pilots to address what the Pentagon has decribed as “an acute shortage of pilots” caught us by surprise. After all, this was the first time we have heard of this particular labor shortage – perhaps there was more to this executive order than meets the eye. Indeed, a just released report may help explain the reasoning behind this presidential decision.

According to Defense One, the US Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.

That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of Barksdale Air Force Base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice.

“This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,” Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, told the publication in an interview during his six-day tour of Barksdale and other U.S. Air Force bases that support the nuclear mission. “I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure we’re prepared going forward.”

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2 Responses to “For The First Time In 26 Years, US To Put Nuclear Bombers On 24 Hour Alert”

  1. Mongo

    Put Congress in those bombers and send them to North Korea. That will make America Great Again.
    And GW. He can go back into the coffin where he belongs and suck more string beans.

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  2. Manny

    Any SOB in district of criminals that wants a war…and any one of the bastardized generals in the pentagram that is breathing heavy to fight, do this. Give each and every one of them a rifle and a canteen, put their sorry asses on a C-130 and head them out. Guaranteed all talk of fighting a war will be over in ten minutes.

    #3422780

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