Friday, September 26, 2008

Nation briefs: 17 officers disciplined for warheads
Newsday, NY - 4 hours ago
The Air Force and Army have disciplined 17 senior officers, including a three-star general in charge of logistics, for poor oversight in connection with the ...

Air Force, Army Discipline 17 For Improper Fuse Shipment
Washington Post, United States - 6 hours ago
By Ann Scott Tyson The Air Force yesterday announced disciplinary actions against 15 officers -- six generals and nine colonels -- in connection with the ...
Statement from Hill Air Force Base commander Brig. Gen. Kathleen Close
Salt Lake Tribune, United States - 7 hours ago
Posted: 8:19 PM- "Acting Secretary Donley and General Schwartz have taken administrative action regarding those general officers and O-6s identified in the ...
Current and former Hill chiefs busted in missile debacle
Salt Lake Tribune, United States - 10 hours ago
By Matthew LaPlante Posted: 8:17 PM- The current and former top commanders at Hill Air Force Base have been reprimanded for their roles in the mistaken ...
Punishment for 15 senior officials in Taiwan nuke mishap
CNN International - 11 hours ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Air Force disciplined 15 senior officers, including six generals and nine colonels, for their roles in the mistaken shipment of ...
US Air Force Officers Disciplined for Nuclear Shipment Mistake
Voice of America - 13 hours ago
By Meredith Buel The US Defense Department has taken disciplinary action against 15 senior Air Force officers, including six generals and nine colonels, ...
Air Force Punishes Generals After Nuclear Arms Review (Update1)
Bloomberg - 14 hours ago
By Tony Capaccio Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The Air Force has disciplined six generals, including the former heads of logistics and missile acquisition, ...
17 officers disciplined in nuke mistake
The Associated Press - 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force and Army have disciplined 17 senior officers, including the three-star general in charge of logistics, for poor oversight in ...
Air force disciplines 15 senior officers for Taiwan nuclear shipment
AFP - 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Fifteen senior air force officers, including six generals, have been disciplined in response to a mistaken shipment of nuclear weapons ...
Eight Generals Disciplined in Nuke Case
Washington Post, United States - 21 hours ago
The decision to punish eight Air Force and Army generals for mistakenly shipping fuses for nuclear warheads to Taiwan is the latest blot on the country's ...
Hill error to bring generals discipline
Salt Lake Tribune, United States - Sep 25, 2008
By Matthew D. LaPlante An investigation into the mistaken shipment of missile parts from Hill Air Force Base to Taiwan has already claimed the careers of ...

Ax Falls on Generals in Nuke Screw-Up
ABC News - Sep 24, 2008
By LUIS MARTINEZ ABC News has learned that eight generals will receive administrative punishments for their role in the mistaken shipment of fuses for ...
8 generals disciplined over shipment of nuclear fuses to Taiwan
USA Today - Sep 24, 2008
The Air Force and Army have disciplined eight generals for the mistaken shipment of nuclear-warhead fuses to Taiwan, the Associated Press is reporting. ...
8 generals disciplined in nuke mistake
The Associated Press - Sep 24, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight generals, ranging in rank from one to three stars, have been disciplined as a result of the mistaken shipment of fuses for nuclear ...

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Register, UK - Sep 8, 2008
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco → More by this author Gasoline refineries, manufacturing plants and other critical facilities that rely on computerized ...

DoD Names Nuke Generals

Carefully balancing the need to punish and demonstrate accountability and the need to preserve rare institutional knowledge about nuclear weapons, the Air Force has reprimanded or admonished six generals, including the deputy chief of staff for logistics, installations and mission support and the former commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center.

“The Air Force has no more solemn obligation than the security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear arsenal,” Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff told reporters Thursday afternoon.

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UPDATE– Lt. Gen. Michael A. Hamel, the former commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is one of the generals who has been punished in connection with the service’s nuclear lapses. Hamel was reprimanded admonished, according to a source who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue. He is retiring effective Oct. 1, according to the official Air Force web site. Hamel was responsible for managing the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of space and missile systems, launch, command and control, and operational satellite systems. The formal announcement of the punishments will be made at 3 p.m. today by Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwart

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President George W Bush 'turned down Israeli request to bomb Iran'
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 14 hours ago
President George W Bush this year refused an Israeli request for his blessing to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. Israel's then prime minister Ehud Olmert ...
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US 'rejected' Israeli Iran strike
BBC News, UK - 1 hour ago
Israeli sees Iran's nuclear programme as its greatest threat. Iran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only but has defied demands from ...
President Bush reportedly vetoed Israel's plans to bomb Iran's ... Jewish Telegraphic Agency
'US refused to support Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites' Jerusalem Post
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Hill general is among 17 disciplined
Deseret News, UT - 5 hours ago
By Lee Davidson The Pentagon said Thursday it has disciplined 17 more generals and colonels — including the commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at ...
USAF Punishes Senior Officials For Taiwan Nuke Missile Shipment
RTT News, NY - 8 hours ago
(RTTNews) - Thursday, the US Air Force punished 15 senior officers, including six generals and nine colonels, for a mistake shipment of nuclear warhead ...
Officials Disciplined In Taiwan Nuke Triggers Fiasco
Aero-News Network, FL - 8 hours ago
A total of 17 US Air Force and Army officers have received reprimands of varying severity in the case of four electrical fuses for ballistic missile nuclear ...
Officers punished over mistaken shipment of nuclear fuses to Taiwan
Earthtimes (press release), UK - 12 hours ago
Washington - More than a dozen senior Air Force officers have been disciplined over the mistaken shipment of nuclear weapon fuses to Taiwan, the Pentagon ...
Eight generals punished for nuclear error
Stars and Stripes, DC - 13 hours ago
By Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Six Air Force generals, ranging in rank from one to three stars, were punished Thursday for the mistaken ...
DoD Names Generals Punished for Nuke Errors
Military.com - 13 hours ago
Carefully balancing the need to punish and demonstrate accountability and the need to preserve rare institutional knowledge about nuclear weapons, ...
Air Force disciplines 15 officers in nuclear mishap
GovExec.com, DC - 13 hours ago
By Katherine McIntire Peters kpeters@govexec.com September 25, 2008 Air Force leaders on Thursday announced they had taken administrative action against 15 ...
Air Force disciplines 15; Army, 2
Montgomery Advertiser, AL - 14 hours ago
The Air Force has disciplined 15 senior officers, including six generals, over the shipment of nuclear missile nose cones to Taiwan, officials announced ...
Senior leaders held accountable for nuclear enterprise missteps
Air Force Link, DC - 14 hours ago
9/25/2008 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force leaders released details today about administrative actions being taken against 15 officers in connection with ...
17 officers cited in missile parts flap
ArmyTimes.com, VA - 16 hours ago
By William H. McMichael and Michael Hoffman - Staff writers The Air Force has administratively disciplined 15 officers — six generals and nine colonels ...
AIR FORCE BRIEFING WITH ACTING SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE MICHAEL ...
Federal News Service (subscription), DC - 16 hours ago
COLONEL MIKE CALDWELL (deputy director of public affairs, USAF): Good afternoon. I'm Colonel Mike Caldwell, the deputy director of public affairs for the ...
Air Force takes action against officers for Donald report deficiencies
Edwards Air Force Base, CA - 16 hours ago
9/25/2008 - WASHINGTON -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Chief of Staff General Norton A. Schwartz have taken administrative action ...
Two Army generals cited in missile parts flap
ArmyTimes.com, VA - 16 hours ago
By William H. McMichael - Staff writer The Army has issued “memorandums of concern” to two Army brigadier generals for weaknesses in the defense supply ...


Generals face discipline over mistaken shipment
KSL-TV, UT - 18 hours ago
(KSL News) The Department of Defense is expected to announce punishment today for six Air Force and Army generals involved in a mistaken shipment of missile ...
Air Force leaders punished for nuke errors
Times of the Internet, Ohio - 20 hours ago
At least six US Air Force generals were disciplined for their roles in mistakenly shipping nuclear warhead fuses to Taiwan, Defense officials said. ...
Seven Generals, Colonels Disciplined Over Nuke Arms Boo-Boos
AHN - Sep 25, 2008
Washington, DC (AHN) - Seven generals and seven colonels of the US Air Force will be meted disciplinary actions because sensitive nuclear weapon components ...
Toll of Generals Climbs in Nuke Scandal
Military.com - Sep 24, 2008
In further fallout from the nuclear scandals that have plagued a beleaguered Air Force, the Pentagon is set to announce Thursday afternoon that at least ...

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