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"The firing of two nuclear commanders in a week adds to a body count that suggests we have either the most corrupt and incompetent general staff in history or our military is being reshaped for other purposes.
The Obama administration, which has fired no one over scandals such as its Fast and Furious Mexican gun-running operation, its criminal negligence in the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission, or the use of the IRS to target and intimidate political foes, seems to have a curious obsession lately about ethics and competence in the U.S. military.
Last week the Air Force's two-star general in charge of the units responsible for its 450 nuclear missiles was fired "due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment," an Air Force statement said.
1. The Department of Defense shall support the national security of the
United States by maintaining an effective nuclear deterrent while
protecting the public health, safety, and environment. For that reason,
nuclear-weapons require special consideration because of their policy
implications and military importance, their destructive power, and the
political consequences of an accident or an unauthorized act. The safety,
security, control, and effectiveness of nuclear weapons are of paramount
importance to the security of the United States.
2. Nuclear weapons shall not be subject to loss, theft, sabotage,
unauthorized use, unauthorized destruction, unauthorized disablement,
jettison, or accidental damage.
3. Only those personnel who have demonstrated the highest degree of
individual reliability for allegiance, trustworthiness, conduct, behavior,
and responsibility shall be allowed to perform duties associated with
nuclear weapons, and they shall be continuously evaluated for adherence to
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I agree that Obama is probably far removed from military decisions, which have for the most part, stayed the same as they were under Bush.
Crap like the 'lost' flight of live nukes on the Bomber to Barksdale AFB awhile back don't help attitudes when things come up either. If anyone recalls, that's where they didn't even realize they'd had nukes aboard until landing across the nation and ..er.. Ooooops.. How did THOSE get there? Er..
I could go on but that should be enough to show you just how neck deep Obama has been in military affairs and how truly inept he is at them.
reply to post by stirling
The security doesn't matter if everyone thinks they're supposed to be loading them, and loads the wrong weapons. They're going to think that it was done properly, which is what happened, and no one is going to say anything, because no one did their job right.