Drug probe undercuts Hagel’s Air Force pep talk

What Hagel did not count on was the news — disclosed just as he was preparing to deliver his words of praise and encouragement — that two Minuteman 3 launch control officers at an ICBM base in Montana had been removed from duty because they were under investigation for illegal narcotics.

Drug probe undercuts Hagel’s Air Force pep talk

Moments before he launched a carefully planned pep talk to members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was undercut by yet another sign of trouble in their ranks: a drug probe of two missile officers. Hagel flew here Thursday to deliver a message he felt needed to be heard by […]