WASHINGTON - The US Air Force decision to rebuild and update old B-52 nuclear bombers is, according to former US Congressman and political analyst Ron Paul, both in line with President Donald Trump’s promise to make the military great again and an effort to please the military-industrial complex.
Dr. Paul made the remarks on Monday while commenting on a report which says the US Air Force is preparing to place its fleet of B-52 bombers rigged with nuclear weapons on 24-hour alert for the first time since 1991.
Dr. Paul, a three-time American presidential candidate and the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, said American taxpayers “would be supporting the military-industrial complex called the military” for this project.
A senior US Air Force official told security news website Defense One on Sunday that American military leaders are reacting to new threat levels.
Over the weekend, General David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, announced that the US would be going back to the future.
"The world is a dangerous place and we've got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons," Goldfein said, referring to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un who has threatened to attack the US with nuclear weapons if it continues its aggressive policy against his country.