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.

 

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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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