Skip to comments.Report: U.S. nuclear general drank too much, misbehaved in Russia
Posted on 12/20/2013 1:12:35 PM PST by kronos77
(CNN) -- A U.S. general who oversaw nuclear weapons boozed, fraternized with "hot women" and disrespected his hosts during an official visit to Russia this year, an investigative report shows. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey led the 20th Air Force responsible for three nuclear wings. He was relieved of duty in October because of loss of confidence in his leadership, the Air Force said at the time without providing specific details. But an Air Force Inspector General report released Thursday sheds more light into the case. It details the events of a July trip to Moscow in which witnesses recalled Carey drinking too much. During a layover in Switzerland, the report states, he bragged loudly about his position as commander of a nuclear force, saying he "saves the world from war every day." And the shenanigans continued in Moscow, according to the report. Alcohol, comments flow While there, Carey and an unidentified man walked to a nearby hotel to meet "two foreign national women." He returned to his Marriott hotel room in the wee hours of the morning. As a result, Carey was 45 minutes late in joining a delegation to the Moscow suburb of Sergiyev Posad, according to the report. He attributed the tardiness to jet lag, and said his body clock was out of whack. During a lunch banquet later, he downed more alcohol and talked about Syria and Edward Snowden, according to the report.
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I always misbehave when I drink too much.
He is on off time of course you going be drinking
They got Russia vodka there HELLO LOL!
Being a Major General, you would think he would have known better..............
Is this ANOTHER Obama purge?
What is wrong with these guys, don’t they realize they are representing the US. Hum, maybe they do and are just thinking they are also representing the cic. Guess I’d drink a lot too.
...ANOTHER Obama purge?
That was my first thought too.
I think his problem was “hot women.” If he was chasing “hot boys,” the current administration would probably promote him.
No, this was another wannabe Air Force officer who slugged his way up to four-star and lacked common sense. This is a problem that been noted several times over the past two decades. Probably half the four-star’s they promoted up since 1990....were lacking and shouldn’t have ever gone past Colonel.
In Russia? Not guilty.
He is a Major General (two-star O-8), not a General (four-star, O-10).
“Being a Major General, you would think he would have known better..............”
My sister was 20 years in the Air Force. She tells of an OSI general who would come to visit and order a Major to rent a private plane at AF expense, fly to the nearby city and pick up prostitutes and bring them back. This really annoyed the Major, but what’s a Major to do? (This was in the late 1960’s.)
Some men abuse power.
A U.S. general who oversaw nuclear weapons boozed, fraternized with "hot women" and disrespected his hosts during an official visit to Russia this yearWhy send the guy you might need to nuke that place in that moment?
if it was with men, he would get a promotion.
He is the very model of the modern Major General.
spending money in bar like a drunken sai....
well, you know this phrase had to come from some where....
Yes, to Rear Adm. (cough cough)