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Jeff Nielsen

Drats...now where did I put those things!

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Whoops! :-)As an ex-zoomy, I know full well "stuff happens", but this is some big stuff!bthttp://www.thetowntalk.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...NEWS01/70904040A B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with five nuclear warheads flew from Minot Air Force Base, N.D, to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30, resulting in an Air Force-wide investigation, according to three officers who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the incident.The B-52 was loaded with Advanced Cruise Missiles, part of a Defense Department effort to decommission 400 of the ACMs. But the nuclear warheads should have been removed at Minot before being transported to Barksdale, the officers said. The missiles were mounted onto the pylons of the bomber

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I saw that also...it's a good thing they weren't headed to the practice range...they would have gotten 1 big surprise....rofl.counting...1...2...3...wittle nukes--supposed to be here...hmmm...where'd they go---kaboom!

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Yeah, I heard that one before also....btw, MSNBC is saying it was six and the AP mispoke that it was 5.It's like the wild west around here these days. Just a runnin thru town, hootin and a holarin, shootin everything in sight...lol

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If you read the bio on the base commander,He was being groomed for something big. Now it's all down the toilet for him,A shame really. Being on a carrier at sea with nukes,I can attest to the seriousness of the whole handling and control process.

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I'm kind of surprised that even if they had been de-warheaded that they would transport them on the wing stations of a bomber, and not through logistics channels. Guess the AF must do things different.scott s..

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Just a guess, but since this type of cruise missile is designed to be carrried on the wing it is probably the safest way to transport them.John M

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Yeah, but not with the warhead in it. It's also a violation of international treaty.

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On CNN now - not only four officers relieved of command - but a total of 70 people disciplined - including most of the group which handled the weapons in Minot. The airmen were 'decertified' from special weapons because of replacing detailed Air Force procedures with some informal procedures devised locally.

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>Still predicting the Wing-King is next.>>http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2007/09/ca...sing-nukes.html>>Read this for a in-depth explanation on the implications of>the loss of the nuclear "chain of custody".>>As a former controller at Minot, I assure you the USAF takes>nuclear material handling very seriously. This is a>screw-up of immense proportion.>>btbt;Controller??? ATC or Command Post?

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