USAF to put nuclear armed bombers on 24 hour alert for first time after cold war end

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USAF to put nuclear armed bombers on 24 hour alert for first time after cold war end

WASHINGTON - An order asking the US Air Force to put nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour alert amid the ongoing tension with North Korea . If the order is issued, it will be for the first time since the end of cold war in 1991 that B-52s will return to war-ready front.

According to Defense One, the US bombers, armed with nuclear weapons, would be set to take off at a moment’s notice once the order is in place.

The report quoted US Air Force chief of staff David Goldfein as saying that the move is not a plan for any specific event, but for the current global situation. He said that the US is ensuring that they are prepared to go forward.

Though the alert orders are yet to come, preparations are already underway.

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