posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:35 PM
What the "****" is going on at Minot AFB??!!
-Nuclear warheads, mounted on cruise missles, are removed from inventory, apparently without official authorization, mounted on an aircraft
and flown across country in blatant violation of standing treaties (not to mention, common sense!).
-Nuclear ICBM launch codes are left unsecured by three sleeping! service members in direct violation of procedure.
Although expired, the codes are still considered "classified", assumedly due to the fact that the codes themselves could be analyzed to deduce the
encryption structure used to generate such codes.
-And now we hear that two top secret "anti-tamper" nuclear ICBM launch system "detectors" were essentially "stolen" by the same AF officers
sworn to guard them.
And only ONE of the devices has been recovered!!!
And all of this has occured at the same Air Force base (Minot) and within the SAME Year!
I do so wish ATS member "Azchuck" were still posting on this topic.
This latest incident makes me very curious/nervous.
By now, even the most skeptical observer should have enough evidence to conclude that there is more than just "a breakdown of operational
discipline" infecting Minot AFB.
I would posit that, in light of these latest revelations and despite the Air Force's assurances to the contrary, a full-scale investigation, at the
Congressional level, be immediately undertaken to ascertain and establish whether, and to what degree, our country's nuclear arsenal has
[edit on 31-8-2008 by Bhadhidar]