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Legal Win Is Too Late for Many Who Got Cancer After Nuclear Clean-Up via The New York Times

Air Force veterans who dealt with a Cold War-era atomic accident in Spain have won the right to sue collectively for health benefits — but not before many had lost battles with cancer or other ailments. By Dave Philipps […] Mr. Skaar, … Continue reading

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Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team via CBS News

WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its … Continue reading

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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades via NPR

[…] The Air Force does not publicly acknowledge that the cheating went on outside Malmstrom, but NPR has interviewed former Air Force officers who claim there was cheating at F.E. Warren. It came down to a choice, former missile officer … Continue reading

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AP findings on troubles in nation’s nuclear force via boston.com

A string of nuclear missteps, many uncovered by The Associated Press, have beset the nation’s nuclear force in the last year: __ Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders on Thursday an independent review of the nuclear force and summons the most … Continue reading

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Air Force sidelines 17 officers who had control of nuclear missiles via The Detroit News

Washington — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control – and, if necessary, launch – nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit’s launch skills. The … Continue reading

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