Air Force general in charge of nuclear missiles to be fired, officials say

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Carey is being removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles.Fox News

The Air Force is firing the two-star general in charge of all of its nuclear missiles in response to an investigation into alleged personal misbehavior, officials told The Associated Press on Friday.

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey is being removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles — a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country, the officials said.   

The officials disclosed the matter to the AP on condition of anonymity because it had not been publicly announced.

The decision was made by Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. Kowalski is in charge of all Air Force nuclear weapons, including bombers.

An internal email obtained by the AP on Friday said the allegations against Carey stem from an inspector general probe of his behavior while on an unspecified “temporary duty assignment.” The email said the allegations are not related to the operational readiness of the ICBM force or recent failed inspections of ICBM units.

Kowalski has selected the vice commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, to temporarily replace Carey as head of 20th Air Force.

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4 thoughts on “Air Force general in charge of nuclear missiles to be fired, officials say

    1. rhumstruck,
      I totally agree. We are seeing a “pattern” develope right before our eyes. Obviously, there is something in the works. Obama, while being the most secretive President ever, is actually as clear as glass when you read about what he is doing. But I’m a terrorist for noticing these things.

  1. How many does that make?
    They must be getting ready to go after us. They havent relieved this many high up guys in this short of a time span EVER.

  2. At least now, we know who might
    be on the Patriots side.
    If so, these men can lead.
    And many men who’ve served under
    them who will follow him.
    I am afraid these men, who’re being purged,
    might meet the fate Shwartzkoph did.
    He like Rommel, was most likely given two choices.

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