Cheating Scandal Rocks Air Force Nuclear Missile Crews

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Thirty-four Air Force second-lieutenants and captains no longer have access to buttons that could launch 150 Minuteman III missiles. An investigation into illicit drug use revealed widespread cheating on a proficiency test.  Mark Thompson is national security correspondent at Time magazine.


Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III
speak about the investigation during a press briefing January 15, 2014.
Photo: Scott M. Ash/US Air Force





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