MISSILE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSILE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) The Washington Post: Missile malaise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786231-82/officers-cheating-force-missile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786231-82/officers-cheating-force-missile.html.csp">The Washington Post: Missile malaise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.511-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before they go on duty with U.S. nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, officers are trained in classrooms and simulators. They are schooled in weapons systems, missile code handling and emergency war orders, among other things. For decades, these missileers have been surrounded by a mystique. They were at the front lines of the Cold War — the officers in the silo who get the codes from a president and turn the keys to launch a nuclear-armed missile. But this mystique has been cloud...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786231@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT Investigator gave nuke force positive 2013 review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777769-68/force-nuclear-welch-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777769-68/force-nuclear-welch-2013.html.csp">Investigator gave nuke force positive 2013 review</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T20:08:19.762-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A retired general chosen to explore flaws in U.S. nuclear forces signed off one year ago on a study describing the nuclear Air Force as “thoroughly professional, disciplined” and performing effectively — an assessment service leaders interpreted as an encouraging thumbs-up. The overall judgment conveyed in the April 2013 report by a Pentagon advisory group headed by retired Gen. Larry Welch, a former Air Force chief of staff, appears to contradict the picture that has emerged since...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577777692014-04-05T20:08:19.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T20:08:19.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57777769@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 20:08:19 MDT North Korea Promises ‘New Form’ of Nuclear Test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750528-68/north-korea-nuclear-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750528-68/north-korea-nuclear-test.html.csp">North Korea Promises ‘New Form’ of Nuclear Test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHOE SANG-HUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T19:54:03.603-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea - North Korea threatened on Sunday to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test, a year after its third nuclear test raised military tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula and prompted the United Nations to tighten sanctions against the North. The North’s Foreign Ministry did not clarify what it meant by a “new form” in its statement, carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency. But the U.S. and its allies have long suspected the country of trying to make nuclear...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750528@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:54:03 MDT Nuke test cheating scandal linked to flawed leadership http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57745068-68/force-cheating-missile-malmstrom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57745068-68/force-cheating-missile-malmstrom.html.csp">Nuke test cheating scandal linked to flawed leadership</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T18:31:02.439-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 06:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A basic contradiction lies at the root of an exam-cheating scandal that decimated the ranks of an Air Force nuclear missile group, investigators say: Commanders were demanding perfection in testing and ethics but also tacitly condoned rule-bending or even willfully ignored cheating. An Air Force investigation concluded that no commanders participated in or knew about the specific forms of cheating in which 91 missile officers were implicated at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. But n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577450682014-03-28T18:31:02.439-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T18:31:02.439-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57745068@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:31:02 MDT Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741052-68/force-missile-cheating-nuclear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741052-68/force-missile-cheating-nuclear.html.csp">Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T20:20:42.7-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported. A 10th commander, the senior officer at the base, resigned and will retire from the Air Force. Air Force officials called the discipline unprecedented in the history of America’s intercontinental ball...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577410522014-03-27T20:20:42.7-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T20:20:42.7-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741052@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:20:42 MDT Cooks saved nuke missile crews from test failure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57686491-200/force-launch-minot-missile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57686491-200/force-launch-minot-missile.html.csp">Cooks saved nuke missile crews from test failure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Security Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T18:13:23.037-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Failings last spring by nuclear missile operators at an Air Force base in North Dakota were worse than first reported, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Airmen responsible for missile operations at Minot Air Force Base would have failed their portion of a major inspection in March 2013 but managed a “marginal” rating because their poor marks were blended with the better performance of support staff - like cooks and facilities managers - and they got a boost fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576864912014-03-15T18:13:23.037-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T18:13:23.037-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686491@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:13:23 MDT Air Force nuke crew failings are worse than reported http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679109-68/launch-force-missile-minot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679109-68/launch-force-missile-minot.html.csp">Air Force nuke crew failings are worse than reported</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:58:44.897-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Failings exposed last spring at a U.S. nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called “rot” in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according to Air Force documents obtained by The Associated Press. Airmen responsible for missile operations at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., would have failed their portion of a major inspection in March 2013 but managed a “marginal” rating because their poor marks were blended with the better performance of support staff — like coo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576791092014-03-13T19:58:44.897-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T19:58:44.897-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57679109@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:58:44 MDT