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Military leaders say the decision to relieve Col. David Lynch of command
And only "in recent months." This is a serious issue.
This is the second time in recent months that an Air Force nuclear commander was replaced following a high-profile security problem.
The unit failed a review of its adherence to rules that ensure the safety, security and control of its nuclear weapons.
The 341st Security Forces Group, which Lynch had led since June 2012, has more than 1,200 personnel members and four squadrons. It provides security for the 341st Missile Wing, 15 launch control centers and 150 nuclear missile silos in a huge area of central Montana.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The worst mistake they made was getting the Air Force out of the day to day handling of nuclear weapons. During the cold war when we had B-52s on alert 24/7/365 and the weapons were handled constantly you would never hear about all the things you have in the last few years. There were a few incidents (on the ground not crashes), but never reached the point where commanders were fired and entire units were removed from the mission and retrained. Now they handle them so rarely that they screw up almost every time they do.
Originally posted by Bassago
Originally posted by restlessinMT
I read this the other day. My immediate feeling was this seems a little fishy. It does not sit well with me at all and this is way to close to home.
Agreed. First thing that came to mind was somebody was cleaning house in the nuclear launch department. Maybe these "bad reviews" are really about something else. Perhaps replacing (even more) command level officers with others more in line with a current ideology.