reply to post by Crakeur
I wonder if that has been confirmed? Although I seriously doubt that it would be, at least by "official" sources.
Wonder if anyone has talked to one of the ordinence and/or flight crew to get their input of the actual number.
Have any of them separated from service to be available for comment/confirmation? Would they be bound by a "Secrets Act"-type of phohibition even
after their discharge? This info (the actual number of nukes that were released vs. the number that were "re-secured") isn't really
"classified"; just embarrassing as Hell.
I, for one still don't buy the USAF's "break down of discipline" explaination for this fiasco.
Unless the "discipline problem" was service-wide, which might be the result of a vastly over-extended, and obviously, severely neglected service,
"single-point" failures of this magnitude would have raised red flags long before the event.
Somebody "woulda/shoulda" noticed the "trend" and acted to stop it.
still believe that, given just the publicly reported
number, nature, and targets of foreign-based cyber-attacks, and their apparent
success rate, "Somebody" has succeeded in hacking into the US nuclear inventory data-base and made off with more than one warhead by "Switching the
Substituting the inventory records of conventional warheads for nuclear warheads, and then absconding with the now "de-nuked" weapons through
various, less secure channels.
If this were the case, why haven't any fingers been pointed?
Because, in the "Smoke and Mirrors" world of global international politics, "Honor Amoung Thieves" is just another name for...