Now here is a story that ought to send a chill down your spine. This from wired.com.
It’s confirmed: The atomic missile team at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana “failed its nuclear surety inspection” earlier this week, Air Force Times is reporting. Inspectors found problems that 341st Missile Wing’s “weapons storage area and its personnel reliability program, which monitors who can work with nuclear weapons.” As Danger Room reported on Monday, the 341st will be allowed to keep its nuke certification. A testing team returns in 90 days, to take a fresh look at the missileers.
The Air Force’s nuclear mission has come under increasing scrutiny, after a series of embarrassing mishaps, damining reports, and fired officers. Which means these nuclear surety inspections (NSIs) have become much more rigid, and hard to pass.
Now you may sleep well tonight all is ok in the land of Nod–or should I say the land of nukes?