The United States Air Force has just made a major move concerning nuclear bombers. According to reports, the bombers are preparing to be placed on 24-hour readiness alert.
The news comes as a response to the need for the bombers concerning emergency situations and threats. According to an exclusive report, the preparations are underway at Barksdale Air Force Base. The base is the headquarters for the Global Strike Command.
“The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about the use of nuclear weapons,” General David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, said in an interview during his tour of Barksdale and other related bases, according to Defense One.
“It’s no longer a bipolar world where it’s just us and the Soviet Union. We’ve got other players out there who have nuclear capability. It’s never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right,” he added.
Currently, the United States has been concerned about nuclear threats from North Korea. However, other countries may be in the mix. There is a growing concern about the possible threat from China, Russia, and potentially Iran.
The commander issued another statement saying the readiness plan is part of a larger effort to be prepared to defend the homeland. Currently, the bombers that are preparing for the alert are the B-52 bombers.
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