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Air Force reportedly strips
17 officers of power to launch
intercontinental nuclear missiles

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/8/2013 7:03:21 AM

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 group´s deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks. "We are, in fact, in a crisis right now," the commander, Lt. Col. Jay Folds, wrote in an internal email obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by the Air Force. The tip-off to trouble was a March inspection of the 91st Missile Wing

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 5/8/2013 7:16:48 AM     (No. 9316026)

Fish rot from the head. Impeach obama!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: lilo, 5/8/2013 7:31:00 AM     (No. 9316051)

My guess would be that they don´t want to fire on American targets, like the other personnel who failed the "would you fire on Americans if necessary?" question.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 5/8/2013 7:54:22 AM     (No. 9316086)

And so, to what purpose is this written about on AP? Isn´t this classified? Wouldn´t Putin and the Chinese be inteested to know that we have effectively dismantled 17 launch sites?

This is all part of Obama´s unilateral self-disarmament.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lazyman, 5/8/2013 7:57:51 AM     (No. 9316098)

Not enough quotas and the like?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 5/8/2013 8:05:18 AM     (No. 9316113)

Maybe we should take a cue from Little Kim and fire off a missile once in a while, just to keep the level of interest up. Imagine doing a job for twenty or thirty years where absolutely nothing happens.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/8/2013 8:14:31 AM     (No. 9316129)

Officer rot? But no superior rot? No, never. Where is the objectivity in this report by AP? Not one word of officer point of view. Do your job, staff. Get the whole story. Who, what, when, where, all sides -- the basics, AP.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: turninggrey, 5/8/2013 8:26:18 AM     (No. 9316159)

Agree #6. Lt Col Folds, the "Group Commander" (for those that do not understand, this is not a huge deal) sounds like a General wannabe and instead of correcting problems through leadership and training, he has decided to direct attention to his magnificent power by ruining the careers of 17 officers that he failed to train to "his" standards. The problem is the Air Force sets the standards, and based on those standards, the crews passed the inspection. I am fairly certain this will not go well with him in the long run, although sadly, it will not go well with the 17 officers either. Sigh. Don´t make me come back there......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 5/8/2013 8:36:31 AM     (No. 9316175)

Nice cover but they were probably fired for:

1. Partyin´ with babes in the bunker.
2. Threatening to launch on Obama and the rest of those traitors in D.C.
3. Trying to use their launch keys to start their cars in a drunken stupor at closing time in Minot.
4. Riding the missile like Slim Pickens.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 5/8/2013 8:37:01 AM     (No. 9316176)

I went through a great many of those inspections over the years, non-nuclear. In the inspections where we did not do well, the common element was poor unit morale. The troops just didn´t care if we passed or not. What might contribute to that nowadays? Gee, I dunno. Maybe the fact that units are discouraged from drinking at squadron functions. Service members cannot smoke any more unless they hide it. They cant have girlie books, and their every word is scrutinized to make sure it doesn´t offend anyone. They are working for a rogue and a communist and they know it, yet cant say anything about it. Not to mention we have been at war for ten years now with no signs of victory or even an end to it.
It was bad in the Clinton years. It must be intolerable now.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Laurie, 5/8/2013 8:49:15 AM     (No. 9316210)

Propaganda from the administration to get us to doubt the competency of very competent military units committed to upholding their constitutional oath. One rotten commander can easily remove 17 officers who proably won´t obey illegal orders. An legitimate military disciplinary action like that would certainly not be leaked for discussion by the general public unless there was an ulterior (and sinister) motive.

Believe NOTHING at face value from this goverment or the main stream media.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 5/8/2013 8:54:29 AM     (No. 9316221)

Maybe the Obama administration directive that the mission of NASA is to make the Islamic world feel good about itself has now been extended to make them feel safe from our USAF rockets as well.

Who knows, maybe our pre-Obama defense of Israel will be enough induce Israel to defend us after our own military is completely neutered by the progressives:-)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/8/2013 9:06:14 AM     (No. 9316242)

Look for the USAF to outsource the launch process to Wackenhut.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: billkoch, 5/8/2013 9:21:24 AM     (No. 9316278)

Probably mostly Lts and Capts who were effected. Did not notice any senior officers being touched. When I was in the AF, the buck stopped at the top. But with o in charge and him blaming everyone but himself, it appears this approach has filtered down. A sad day for the Air Force when it appears to have taken a such a long time to find this problem. And, as for the AP, they do not mind putting out sensitive information about our military abilities. Shame on them and shame on the senior leadership of the AF and the government.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Libertygal, 5/8/2013 10:38:57 AM     (No. 9316424)

Yet more military demasculinaztion on the heels of our lost Generals. Spin, spin, with made up reasons why.

Like the posters above me, I don´t believe a word from this administration, and see it as more bowing to the Mooselips.



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