Friday, October 31, 2008

Establishing A New Global Strike Command For Nuclear Weapons

All nuclear-capable B-52 bombers will be moved to the new command (Photo from the BBC)

US Plans Separate Nuclear Command -- BBC News

The US Air Force (USAF) is planning to set up a new Global Strike Command for its nuclear weapons as part of a re-organisation after recent mishaps.

The move follows the discovery that six nuclear weapons were mistakenly flown across the US, and that nuclear missile fuses were sent unknowingly to Taiwan.

The blunders resulted in the sacking of two of USAF's most senior officials.

A three-star general will head the new command, part of a project aimed at shaking up USAF's nuclear mission.

"This is a critical milestone for us. It's a new starting point for reinvigoration of this enterprise," said Air Force Secretary Michael Donley.

"It is an extremely important mission for the United States Air Force."

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My Comment: A shakeup has been needed for a very long time. I guess this is one of the necessary steps to change the culture in the USAF.

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