Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert
Posted on 10/22/2017 6:42:38 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this bases 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 moments notice.
This is yet one more step in ensuring that were prepared, Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, said 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 were prepared going forward.
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I’m worried that the reason we’re hearing this, and the reason Trump has been purposefully saber rattling with regards North Korea, is because we’ve heard something unsettling.
3 - 2 - 1 - Liberal's heads explode.
Can hardly wait for comments from obunghole and cankles...
This dovetails with the executive order President Trump signed recently that authorized reactivation of up to 1000 Air Force pilots.
I remember when BUFFs used to be on ready alert at Fairchild AFB. Used to have a couple of friends who were both crew chiefs. Fairchild is now a KC-135 base.
He’s also talking about recalling a thousand retired military pilots, which would enable greater operational tempo.
GOOD. Always be pepared.... like today’s boys’ scouts.. condoms.
Actually I was born before they were born.
I also worked on them when they had miniature vacuum tubes then transistors and then Integrated Circuits and signal processors then Infrared Video and optical Video.
They have been rebuilt from Radome to mini-gun many times.
Unfortunately that is what you do when you have a do nothing congress for years and metro sexual illegal as president for 8 years.
The B-52s are good to go.
We have other, more modern, aircraft that are also capable of carrying the payloads we're talking about here.
This also could be for show, as the real sizzle is in the upper plains states and gliding through the depths.
The B-52s always airborne is a measure against a massive first strike by an enemy capable of effectively wiping out the US nuclear force. North Korea is not close to being capable of such a first strike.
Either North Korea has a huge stockpile of fissile material or they are using up their cache of warheads.
Maybe Kim is using weapons testing as a negotiating tool. Perhaps he is following the dangerous path that Saddam Hussain took to his doom.
Look at me. I am the toughest hombre in South East Asia.
“North Korea is not close to being capable of such a first strike.”
I understand. That’s partially what’s worrying.
South East Asia is a long way from Korea.
“Moments notice” ? How long is the pre flight for a B-52?
Good luck keeping that going.
Somehow I’m confident just knowing that men like you kept these massive airplanes up-to-date and mission ready. Years ago, I worked at the end of a Marine base. Anyone who’s worked around these airfields must have the same great memories. The transports lumbered along almost to the end of the runway as if they’d never get off the ground, sucking the pressure out of the air, roaring so loud everyone stopped talking mid-sentence til the big birds lifted off and flew away.
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