posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 12:50 AM
I'll certainly say that Obama is a President I double take on when major military moves are made. A military man he is not. However rare I may
consider it to be with this one, credit where credit is due. At least, no blame ..and certainly not in this case.
The article does state the cases involve bad conduct on or off duty, and in their positions? There is no difference. Quite literally, here IS NO
difference in conduct review and how it's treated.
This quote comes from an older copy that's out floating around now and dates to Dec. 1995. It's an updated directive for the DODD 5210.42 Nuclear
Weapon Personnel Reliability Program (PRP)
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
This is one aspect and one area of the Military that they are absolutely dead serious about, as I understand it. 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..
Out of recent history and more like that? They go and so much as spit on the sidewalk or jaywalk? No sympathy out of me here. They were serving under
exceptional regulations and codes. They broke them....and they paid for it. Obama or his people did right this time, IMHO.
edit on 18-10-2013
by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)