WEB Notes: You mean to tell me military solutions are NOT fully in place and locked and loaded like Trump said they were? You mean to tell me that it was really just a bunch of fluff and rhetoric? Say it isn’t so!
If President Donald Trump called for action against North Korea right now, not even half of all Air Force bombers would be locked and loaded for combat.
Air Force figures indicate that because bomb squadrons are operating on reduced budgets and have deployed for 15 years, less than half of conventional and nuclear B-52s are ready to fly at any time, Air Force Times reports.
In total, just 33 B-52s can fly at a moment’s notice, and a similar problem applies to conventional B-1s, of which only 25 out of 62 are available.