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Turmoil in USAF Nuclear Mission

The Associated Press reports that “the Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings over the past year and a half, reflecting turmoil in arguably the military’s most sensitive mission.”  

“Another who quit of his own accord lamented upon leaving, ‘We let the American people down on my watch.'”  

“The latest to be dismissed this week: a colonel accused of “cruelty and maltreatment” of a subordinate and a missile squadron commander found to have illegally discriminated against women under his command. In addition to those actions Monday, another senior officer was administratively disciplined but not removed from command.”

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