US said to ready nukes amid war of words with North Korea

B-52 bombers outfitted with nuclear missiles for first time since Cold War, report says; US general: ‘The world is a dangerous place’

US President Donald Trump said Sunday that his administration was “prepared for anything” in connection with North Korea. “We are so prepared like you wouldn’t believe,” he told Fox News. “You would be shocked to see how totally prepared we are, if we need to be.”

His comments came with the US Air Force reportedly making plans to equip B-52 strategic bombers with nuclear weapons for the first time since the Cold War and ready them for action.

According to a report by Defense One Sunday, the move is in response to recent developments including North Korea’s nuclear buildup and the war of words between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and the Russian army’s strengthening under President Vladimir Putin.