Once again – nothing out of the ordinary here other than the fact that this actually made it to headline news!!! Coming from a military background and hanging with a few MP’s of my time, drugs have always been a challenge for the military…but this is once again triggering within us who in the hell are we trusting with nuclear weapons? Our own government and military?-A.M.
Two United States Air Force officers involved in the nation’s nuclear missile program have been stripped of their security clearances and temporarily suspended while the military investigates allegations involving illegal drugs.
The two men — both officers at a Montana facility where the Pentagon’s Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles are controlled from — are suspected of possessing narcotics, representatives for the military admitted to reporters late Thursday. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has opened a probe into the allegations, and both unnamed officers have in the interim been relieved of their access to classified information.
News of the investigation broke on Thursday moments before Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was set to deliver what the Associated Press considered a “carefully planned pep talk” to missilers at one of the two other facilities in the country that hosts ICBM forces amid reports of low morale within their ranks.