More detail below but note first up that this was out prior to the weekend from other media
- U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert
- Status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991
- Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff said in an interview, "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."
And, to repeat – this is not fresh news. But in the UK press now (Mirror)
- The alert order has not been given
- But, preparations were under way in anticipation that it might come