Cheating scandal increases strain on U.S. nuke force

The scandal is one aspect of a growing array of personnel problems facing the Air Force's nuclear missile corps.

Cheating scandal increases strain on U.S. nuke force

The Air Force’s nuclear missile corps faces new strains after dozens more officers were implicated in an investigation of cheating on missile-launch proficiency tests. The number implicated in the probe has roughly doubled from the original 34 officers, meaning that about 14 percent of all launch officers are now sidelined. Officials on Tuesday said the […]

Air Force screwup on nukes

Air Force screwup on nukes

Another embarrassing stumble by the U.S. nuclear missile force, this time a safety and security inspection failure, is raising questions about the Air Force’s management of arguably the military’s most sensitive mission. The head of nuclear air forces, Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, revealed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 341st Missile Wing […]

Air Force finds ‘rot’ among ICBM launch officers

Air Force finds ‘rot’ among ICBM launch officers

The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit’s launch skills. The group’s deputy commander said it is suffering “rot” within its ranks. “We are, in fact, in a […]