There are reports that the Air Force may be putting nuclear armed B-52 Bombers on 24 hour high alert.

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to place its fleet of nuclear-armed B-52 bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since 1991 amid escalating tensions with North Korea, the military branch’s chief of staff said in a report Sunday.

Defense officials denied to Fox News that bombers were ordered to go on 24-hour alert, but Gen. David Goldfein told Defense One it could happen.

“This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,” Goldfein said. “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.” – Fox News

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Featured image of a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress of the 2nd Bomb Wing static display with weapons, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert J. Horstman (U.S. Air Force photo 060202-F-6809H-100) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons