Malmstrom Air Force Base

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Lee A Osberry Jr./USAF/Getty Images)

Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another Disciplined

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation’s nuclear weapons are handled.


A member of the US Air Force (USAF) stands near a USAF cargo plane. (Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Commanders Fired In Nuke Missile Cheating Scandal

The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold a meeting with top nuclear weapons officials. (Getty Images)

Expansion Of Cheating Probe Adds To Nuke Burden

Dozens more Air Force officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal on nuclear missile proficiency tests.


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Air Force Drug Probe Grows to 10 Officers

An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No. 2 Nuke Commander Suspended Amid Casino Probe

The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.


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Another Nuclear Stumble By Air Force Raises Doubts

The head of nuclear air forces, Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, revealed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., had failed what the military calls a “surety” inspection — a formal check on the unit’s adherence to rules ensuring the safety, security and control of its nuclear weapons.