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Published May 08, 2013, 02:27 PM

Air Force sidelines 17 nuclear missile officers at Minot Air Force Base after 'troubling' inspection

The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks.

By: Robert Burns, Associated Press

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