Skip to comments.Air Force security team botched drill simulating attack on nuke missile silo, report reveals
Posted on 05/22/2014 6:16:06 PM PDT by windcliff
A blistering internal review has revealed that an Air Force security team botched a training exercise last summer that simulated an attack on a nuclear missile silo, prompting expanded training to prepare for the possibility of a real attack.
A senior U.S. defense official confirmed the details of the report to Fox News. The report was first obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The review said the security forces were unable to speedily regain control of the captured silo during the exercise at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, calling the failure a "critical deficiency."
Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Fox News that this misstep was the reason the 341st Missile Wing failed a safety and security inspection, which was widely reported last year.
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Why doesn’t it kept secret? They can improve security without that much publicity.
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Only the US would report something like this.
training is a good way to discover weaknesses and then improve
Anyone know what the reaction of the old Strategic Air Command would have to this?
Active Duty ping.
It would have been the Air Defense Command and the reliefs and reductions in grade would have been swift and non-negotiable.
What was the name of the movie with Burt Lancaster that had someone taking over a missile silo?
Old Curtis LeMay would have eaten a few of them alive.
ICBMs belonged to SAC, not ADC...but you’re correct about the dead careers.
“Dawns early light”I believe.
The picture doesn’t jibe with the drill. That’s an LF. There are no people controlling missiles from there. That happens at an LCF. In addition, security would see an attack coming from a mile away. In addition, to get into the silo requires a lot more than a terrorist saying let me in.
Of course, if they did find out how people were going to be on site that day, get past the armed security guards, the people doing maintenance on site, anyone in the silo who would also be armed, the most that could happen is they can lock down the missile provided they knew how to do it.
I was in TAC in the 80s. We were warned not to transit SAC bases on cross country because they had been known to arrest TAC crews for trivial uniform violations etc....
But gays can now openly serve, that’s all that matters.