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File photo of a missile base sign. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Air Force Lieutenant: Nuclear Missile Duty ‘Weighs On Your Mind’

As a nuclear missileer with his finger on the trigger of the world’s most powerful weapon, Air Force 1st Lt. Andy Parthum faces pressures few others know. He spends his workday awaiting an order he hopes never arrives: to launch nuclear-tipped missiles capable of killing millions and changing the course of history.

07/09/2014

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Air Force: 92 Implicated in Nuke Cheating Scandal

Top Air Force officials described a persistent culture of “undue stress and fear” that led 92 out of 550 members of the military’s nuclear missile corps to be involved in cheating on a monthly proficiency test on which they felt pressured to get perfect scores to get promoted.

01/30/2014

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Trouble In U.S. Nuclear Missile Force Runs Deeper Than Thought

Key members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile force are feeling ‘burnout’ from what they see as exhausting, unrewarding and stressful work, according to an unpublished study obtained by The Associated Press.

11/21/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says neither Iran nor North Korea is capable of attacking the United States with a missile armed with a nuclear warhead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel: North Korea, Iran Can’t Reach US With Nuclear Weapons

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says neither Iran nor North Korea is capable of attacking the United States with a missile armed with a nuclear warhead.

04/11/2013

North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart a nuclear reactor that can make one bomb's worth of plutonium a year, escalating tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

North Korea Vows To Restart Nuclear Facilities

North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart a nuclear reactor that can make one bomb’s worth of plutonium a year, escalating tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea.

04/02/2013

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