Officers In Charge Of Nuclear Missiles Left Blast Door Open: Air Force Officials

nuclear blast door left openHuffington Post – by Robert Burns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force officials tell The Associated Press that twice this year, officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door. That door is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering the officers’ underground command post and potentially compromising secret launch codes.  

Transgressions such as this are rarely revealed publicly. But officials say they have happened, undetected, many more times than in the cases of the four officers who were given administrative punishments this year.

The blast door violations are another sign of serious trouble in the handling of the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

The crews who operate the missiles are trained to follow rules without fail because the costs of mistakes are so high.

3 thoughts on “Officers In Charge Of Nuclear Missiles Left Blast Door Open: Air Force Officials

  1. Well, now, how can they possibly nuke Chicago on a whim, if the blast doors are closed when they decide to send the “terrorists” in to fire the missle?

  2. Either our military is getting very sloppy (impossible) or the elite are trying to make them look bad and at the same time, make it easier for them to steal the nukes. I think the latter.

    1. Actualy NC, I think our military is nothing more than a bunch of intelectual dummies – ya know the kind that dosen`t even know how to change a car tire when they act like they know everything about everything when they don`t know squat/diddly 🙂 – and they are now getting caught because they are geting close to the higher uppers.

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