Nuclear Weapons

Air Force Strips 17 Officers of Authority to Control, Launch Nuclear Missiles

Was getting Dr. Strangelovish in the unit?


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.