Air Force sidelines 17 nuclear missile officers at Minot Air Force Base after 'troubling' inspection
Published 05/08/2013, AP National Security Writer
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 group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks.Word count: 1407
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