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“Some of the Air Force’s self-styled nuclear “missileers” — sitting at launch controls in Minot, North Dakota — recently earned a “D” on their intercontinental ballistic missile firing (ICBM) skills. More than 10 percent of the Minot Air Force Base’s 91st “Missile Wing” was declared incompetent and was stripped of launch-duty clearances.
The Air Force removed 17 of Minot’s 150 missile launch officers in April, over what commander Lt. Col. Jay Folds called “such rot” that, according to The AP on May 8, “even the willful violation of safety rules — including a possible compromise of launch codes — was tolerated.””
Author: John LaForge
Published in: David Kinchen Blog, Consortium News http://consortiumnews.com/2013/05/22/stuck-in-a-job-at-the-end-of-the-world/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/05/24/nuclear-war-careers-dont-get-any-respect/, Interet-General http://www.interet-general.info/spip.php?article18574, San Francisco Informer http://sanfrancisco.informermg.com/2013/05/24/nuclear-war-careers-dont-get-any-respect/, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/g-commtrade_nuclear_war_careers_dont_get_any_respect/
Date: May 21,22,23,24,2013
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