Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another DisciplinedThe actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled.
Hagel Told 2 Nuke Missile Officers Removed From Duty Due To Drug Probe While Visiting Air Force's Nuke ForceMoments 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.
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.
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