US Air Force leadership fired after nuclear issue

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday the Air Force's top two officials resigned after incidents that raised questions about the security of the United States' nuclear weapons and parts.

US Air Force leadership fired after nuclear issue
Gates said Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne and Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley, the top civilian and military leaders, had submitted their resignations and that he had accepted them.

He told a news briefing that he would recommend replacements for Wynne and Moseley at a later time.

Meanwhile, Gates said former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger would head a senior level task force to "recommend improvements necessary to ensure that the highest levels of accountability and control are maintained in the stewardship of nuclear weapons."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Haziran 2008, 11:07