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US nuclear forces: Drinking and cheating?
What the Pentagon wants to fix.

Christian Science Monitor, by Anna Mulrine

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Posted By:NYC RAL, 1/31/2014 4:23:58 PM

Nuclear weapons are, of course, the most dangerous in the US military’s arsenal. That’s why a series of scandals surrounding alleged mismanagement, cheating, drunken carousing in Moscow bars, and drug abuse in the Air Force’s nuclear command has Pentagon officials vowing to make big changes in the way the nuclear forces operate. Here’s what’s been happening: Drunken cavorting in Moscow bars, you say? Yes. While on a trip to Moscow last year, Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Carey – who was at the time in charge of US intercontinental ballistic missile facilities and operations – allegedly got drunk

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/31/2014 6:16:57 PM     (No. 9713722)

Who is the layman to believe about such stories?

The media spins every allegation and each crisis seems fabricated to meet an agenda.

Who believes a Pentagon or DOD with Hagel and Obama in charge?



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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/31/2014 6:19:43 PM     (No. 9713729)

It was challenging enough to be stationed at places like Malmstrom and Minot during the Cold War, but there was at least a tangible mission for the nuclear deterrence community in those days. Not sure what would keep today´s strategic weapons officers focused, given the indifference flowing down from the CinC and ridiculous foreign policies our nation is pursuing.

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