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The Bush Administration is demanding that other countries tighten up on proliferation of nuclear materials and technology. But at the same time, the US is doing a poor job of maintaining its own arsenal of nuclear weapons. Six nuclear missiles were flown across the continental United States by mistake. Nuclear missile nose-cones were mistakenly shipped to Taiwan. After those incidents, the Secretary of the Air Force and its top civilian official were fired by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Now another embarrassment has surfaced: hundreds, perhaps thousands, of nuclear missile components have turned up missing.
Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times (@Dimi)
Philip Coyle, former Director of Weapons Testing, Pentagon
Frank Gaffney, President and Founder, Center for Security Policy
Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association (@armscontrolnow)
Drug use and dirty words got stand-up comedian George Carlin banned from NBC's Tonight Show. But when the same network started Saturday Night Live, George Carlin was the first guest host. Ultimately, he appeared with Johnny Carson 130 times. Carlin, who helped re-define an art form and was proudly "a footnote in legal history," died yesterday of heart failure at the age of 71.