Nuclear Weapons

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

Was getting Dr. Strangelovish in the unit?

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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.