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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks with Singapore's Minister for Defense Ng Eng Hen, speaking on restored budget cuts and Singapore relations during a press conference at the Pentagon on Dec. 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel Told 2 Nuke Missile Officers Removed From Duty Due To Drug Probe While Visiting Air Force’s Nuke Force

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.

01/10/2014

U.S. missiles (credit: Michael Smith/Getty Images)

US Nuclear Missiles Are A Force In Much Distress

The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress, if not in decline.

12/23/2013

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