US air force officials say ‘culture of fear’ led to nuclear-force cheating scandal via The Guardian

The US navy is investigating alleged cheating on tests by senior enlisted sailors training on naval nuclear reactors, officials said Tuesday.

The naval criminal investigative service is conducting the probe, which involves allegations of cheating on tests related to the nuclear reactors that provide propulsion for navy submarines and aircraft carriers in the state of South Carolina.

It does not involve naval nuclear weapons and thus is not directly comparable to the air force’s investigation of alleged cheating by officers who operate land-based nuclear missiles.

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