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The US Just Admitted the 14 Airmen in Charge of 150 Nuclear Missiles — are Coke & Molly Addicts

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Tasked with guarding 150 nuclear missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, fourteen airmen are under investigation for allegedly using cocaine. Last year, three launch officers, known as missileers, pleaded guilty to using ecstasy after an investigation into illegal drug possession uncovered roughly 100 officers involved in a cheating scandal.

According to Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, the 14 suspects are airmen, airmen first class, or senior airmen (E-2 to E-4) from the 90th Security Forces Group at F.E. Warren AFB outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Responsible for protecting 150 Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles, the 14 airmen have been suspended from their security duties while the investigation continues. Although Gen. Rand refused to specify which drug the airmen were caught using, the Associated Press has reported that they were high on cocaine.

“It came to light because one airman who had suspicion of drug activity by another reported that to his chain of command,” stated Rand. “The drug allegations involving these 14 airmen are credible.”

Along with Malmstrom AFB in Montana and Minot AFB in North Dakota, F.E. Warren is one of three Air Force bases responsible for maintaining 450 active intercontinental ballistic missiles. Last year, three missileers at Malmstrom pleaded guilty to illegal use, possession, or distribution of ecstasy. While investigating the missileers’ cell phones, the Air Force stumbled upon a cheating scandal involving approximately 100 officers.

In March 2014, the Air Force fired nine officers and accepted the resignation of the commander at Malmstrom when an investigation into illegal drug possession exposed a pervasive cheating epidemic on base. After examining the text messages of four missile launch officers suspected of possessing illicit narcotics, investigators discovered test answers including classified information on their cell phones.

With roughly 100 officers involved in the cheating scandal, Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein fired nine senior officers and accepted the resignation of Col. Robert Stanley, Malmstrom’s commander. At least 79 officers were disciplined, including 15 who faced involuntary discharge procedures.

In November 2014, the Air Force fired two nuclear commanders and disciplined a third due to a loss of trust and confidence in their leadership abilities. Second in command of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren, Col. Carl Jones was reassigned after repeatedly throwing violent temper tantrums on base and mistreating subordinates. Lt. Col. Jimmy Brown was relieved of command from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot after informing his subordinates that pregnancy would negatively affect a woman’s career in his squadron.

Commanding a group of three missile squadrons, an operations support squadron, and a helicopter squadron, Col. Richard Pagliuco, commander of the 91st Operations Group, was disciplined for failing to safeguard the morale, well-being, and welfare of the people under his command at Minot.

According to an inspector general investigation report, Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, commander of the 20th Air Force and responsible for overseeing 450 ICBMs, was frequently rude to his counterparts, socialized with suspicious foreign women, and became so drunk that a witness worried he required help standing while leading a U.S. delegation to Russia in July 2013. Inebriated at a Mexican restaurant in Moscow, Carey attempted to play with the band, but they refused. In October 2013, Carey was fired due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.

In August 2013, Col. David Lynch, commander of the 341st Security Forces Group at Malmstrom was relieved of his duties due to a loss in confidence in his ability to lead. Lynch was fired after the missile wing received an unsatisfactory rating during a Nuclear Surety Inspection.

Following the removal of 17 officers assigned to watch over nuclear ICBMs at Minot, Lt. Col. Randy Olson was relieved of duty due to a loss of confidence in his leadership in June 2013. As commander of the 91st Operations Support Squadron, Olson was in charge of the training and proficiency of missile launch control officers at Minot. The 17 officers were removed from their posts after investigators found numerous safety violations, potential violations in protecting nuclear codes, and basic attitude problems.

After ordering a review of the entire nuclear force in 2014, then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated, “Personnel failures within this force threaten to jeopardize the trust the American people have placed in us to keep our nuclear weapons safe and secure.”

Marred with a history of misconduct and poor leadership, the U.S. government has admittedly placed unethical coke and molly addicts in charge of guarding and operating the country’s nuclear stockpile. Although President Obama initially campaigned for disarmament, he continues funding and rebuilding nuclear facilities while issuing cheaters and cokeheads to watch over hundreds of active nukes.

Andrew Emett is a Los Angeles-based reporter exposing political and corporate corruption. His interests include national security, corporate abuse, and holding government officials accountable. Andrew’s work has appeared on Raw Story, Alternet, Activist Post, and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewEmett and on Facebook at Andrew Emett.
  • Edward Drew

    At Least they weren’t DRUNK! Don’t you think that’s a good thing?
    Yes, I would be worried if they were found DRUNK!

    • Reality

      Thanks to the democratic lifestyle of these liberals, it’s known as make your self happy at any cost. Any drug is considered bad when it involves an ICBM. Also watch the movie War Games . U.S. Navy 4 years

    • JJTruth

      They were high on dope which is worse they probably see and hear stuff that isn’t real.

  • Reality

    Why don’t you go on tv instead of using a actual blog to try and sell your SCAM…..

  • omnimax

    and we are worried about north korea?

  • Crossrammed302

    Or maybe this is more military purging to put more muslim brotherhood in the nuclear launch code seat.

  • vbub101

    Does this make them less able to do their job?

  • Rodger K. Shull

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so safe now , knowing that there are druggies at work at our defense systems, WHAT A RELIEF.

  • Kyle Stromgren

    hese guys are security gaurds that th AF call SP nobody in th military should be using illegal drugs but shit happens these guys are just cannon fodder no real responsibility to the nuc’s other than guarding the ground aboe the silos

  • Yadja

    My guess is that O put them there because of them being druggies. He has let 197 Admirals and Generals go along with taking the rest of the officers out right down to 1st Lt etc. The generals are now saying he is doing all he can, as fast as he can to replace and put a new face on the military so they will do his bidding. Us older vet and those like me still in the Reserves surely won’t.

  • JJTruth

    Those foreign women (Russian) were probably spies and I believe they already have the nuclear codes and so does Putin. Now he’ll know where to direct his pulse weapon. Its always worse than reported. Those officers and commanders have committed an act of treason believe it or not jeopardizing national security is an act of treason punishable by death according to the Constitution. Some of these treasonous people need the death sentence that’ll will quickly sober up all future traitors. Sometimes its necessary to bring the full weight of the law to deter this kind of behavior.