RT – US Air Force Sacks Senior Nuclear Forces Commander – 11 October 2013

RT logoThe commander of the 20th Air Force, responsible for a total of 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles at three bases across the US, has been fired, AP reports. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey has been dismissed in response to an investigation into alleged personal misbehavior, with the move not being related to the operational readiness of the nuclear force or recent failed inspections of ICBM units, Air Force spokesman Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick said. He wouldn’t provide details about the alleged misbehavior by Carey, only saying it didn’t involve sexual misconduct. It’s the second dismissal this week of a senior commander of the US nuclear forces as the second-in-command at US Strategic Command, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was relieved of command amid an investigation into alleged gambling on Wednesday.

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