Death From Above

The Trump administration has decided to place the B-52 bomber fleet back on 24-hour notice. Hey that, Kim Jong-Un? Go ahead, make our day.

The U.S. 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 this 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, 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 we’re prepared going forward.”

Carpet-bombing North Korea and Iran would be a nice first start. What, did I type that out loud?

Maybe the B-52s can blare the B-52s while making bombing runs?

5 thoughts on “Death From Above

  1. Did you forget about using your “inside voice”? I don’t know that the bombers will make much difference to Kim. He seems nuttier than squirrel poo. He is a scary little man when it comes to mental stability.


  2. Metoo – I keep thinking all the subtle moves will turn him straight, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

    TXNick – God I hate it when that happens.


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