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Saturday 19 April 2014

Nuclear missile officers in scandal

Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP)

Thirty four missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and three others have been implicated in a drug probe, the latest gaffes by those who maintain and operate the US Air Force's 450 nuclear missiles.

In all, the drug scandal encompasses 11 Air Force officers across six bases.

Of the three missile launch officers involved in the drug scandal, two are at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and one is at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

US air force secretary Deborah Lee James said those involved in the cheating scandal have lost their certification and nearly 200 missile crew members will retake the test.

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