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What Trump Just Did to North Korea Hasn’t Been Done Since the Cold War. “The World’s a Dangerous Place…”

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President Trump has notched up America’s readiness for total war with North Korea in a way that the previous administration would’ve never dreamt of doing.

In fact, what Trump just did hasn’t been done by any president since the height of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union.

The president ordered the US Air Force to equip its B-52 strategic bombers with nuclear weapons, and to ready them for action.

Yes, let that sink in for a moment.

Not only is the possibility of war with North Korea coming closer and closer to reality, but that war is almost certain to be a nuclear war.

Even if the nukes are only there as a deterrent, having them on the battlefield at all represents a major shift in US military strategy.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump reasserted his willingness to take unprecedented military action:

“We are so prepared like you wouldn’t believe. You would be shocked to see how totally prepared we are, if we need to be.”

Every indication is that the military leadership is liking Trump’s brand of leadership, including his willingness to deploy nukes.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told Defense One:

“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.

“The world is a dangerous place and we’ve got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons. It’s no longer a bipolar world where it’s just us and the Soviet Union. We’ve got other players out there who have nuclear capability. It’s never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right.”

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