The US’s poor example of nuclear weapon management

From The Economist:

Concerns were raised about the handling of America’s clear weaponry apparatus. Around 70 air force personnel, including four officers, were disciplined for an incident in August when six cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads were mistakenly flown on the wing of a B-52 from North Dakota to Louisiana, a serious breach of safety protocols. And in a separate incident, a navy investigation revealed that sailors had failed to carry out safety checks on a submarine’s nuclear reactor for a month, and had tried to cover it up.


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