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Air Force fires commander of land-based U.S. nuclear arsenal
The Washington Post ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Craig Whitlock

Posted on 10/11/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT by mandaladon

The Air Force on Friday fired the general in charge of all land-based nuclear missiles, the second time in a week that a senior commander of the country’s nuclear arsenal has been let go for allegations of personal misconduct.

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, commander of the 20th Air Force, was removed from his job “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment,” said Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, an Air Force spokesman. Air Force officials said Carey has been under investigation since this summer for allegations of “personal misbehavior” but would not specify what prompted his firing.

Pressed by reporters at a Pentagon news conference, Kodlick said the case did not involve drugs, sexual misconduct, gambling or any form of criminal activity, but he declined to comment when asked if alcohol played a role. He said he could not give further details because the investigation was still underway.

“We wanted to make it very clear it wasn’t operations-related,” Kodlick said.

Carey’s firing comes two days after the Navy announced it had fired a three-star admiral from his post as deputy commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees all nuclear-armed missiles, bombers and submarines.

In that case, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina remains under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after a casino in Iowa allegedly caught him using $1,500 in counterfeit gambling chips. The casino is near the Strategic Command headquarters in Omaha.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airforce; coupproofing; militarypurge; nationalsecurity; nucleararsonal; nuclearweapons; purge; purgepersonnel; sc; whynow
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Military going down hill...just like the rest of the country
1 posted on 10/11/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Or someone wants their own person in command of the nuclear trigger


2 posted on 10/11/2013 6:32:05 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Scary thought.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: mandaladon

Maybe he wouldn’t swear allegiance to gay marriage.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 6:35:33 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Jeesh!)
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To: mandaladon

Need more info...

Coincidences don’t happen in politics unless it’s intentional as in frame up.

As I said, Need more information, and proof of allegations current, and future as it is happening during a Democrat Administration which means lies, lies, lies to get the military deck stacked the way they want.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: mandaladon

Well, after Obama puts some Rainbow Officers in charge, there will be no more land-based nuclear arsenal.

This was one of his goals.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: mandaladon

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077902/posts


7 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: mandaladon

Savage is covering...


8 posted on 10/11/2013 6:38:18 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: xzins

Coup Proofing


9 posted on 10/11/2013 6:39:33 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: doc1019

$1500 of counterfeit chips is an odd charge.

To be counterfeit, they’d have to be good enough to fool the house. To be good enough to fool the house, they’d sure as heck be good enough to fool a customer.

Who gave who the counterfeit chips?


10 posted on 10/11/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: GraceG

see #10


11 posted on 10/11/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: mandaladon

My imagination or has obama been replacing flag officers at a very high rate?


12 posted on 10/11/2013 6:42:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: mandaladon

The purge goes on. Every Democrat since FDR has purged the Officer Corps and reduced the military overall. The kenyan has gone much farther than previous dems. He has also loaded the military with women in inappropriate roles and with homosexuals who have no appropriate roles. The military is trying to compensate for its degraded manpower with drones. The kenyan likes that, too, because he has other uses for those drones.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 6:42:29 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: GraceG

“Coup Proofing”
Yes, it does seem as if a lot of Generals are being relieved of their jobs lately. Too many.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 6:43:10 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: mandaladon

What, he wouldn’t click his heels and take the Obama-Fuehrer Oath?


15 posted on 10/11/2013 6:43:38 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: xzins

$1500 of counterfeit chips is an odd charge.

To be counterfeit, they’d have to be good enough to fool the house. To be good enough to fool the house, they’d sure as heck be good enough to fool a customer.

Who gave who the counterfeit chips?

So you could have a CIA member act all buddy buddy to him in a casino claiming to be under his command once and giving him some chips which he is later busted with???


16 posted on 10/11/2013 6:43:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mandaladon

Brings back memories of the movie “Seven Days in May”.....

Hmmmm.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 6:44:01 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: GraceG

Or from the casino itself. It’s not like organized crime ever participated in something evil.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 6:45:41 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Or from the casino itself. It’s not like organized crime ever participated in something evil.

Good Point, they could claim legitimate ones were fake and then while “inspecting them” in the backroom switch them out with fake ones...


19 posted on 10/11/2013 6:46:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mandaladon
Caller from Savage claims 17 additional officers have lost their clearance
20 posted on 10/11/2013 6:47:54 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: GraceG

Organized crime — it’s another name for government. Or the other way around. These people know how to get things done, and they are ruthless.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 6:48:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Exactly how Hitler did it at first ... a general here an admiral there, all being replaced with people he could count on to do his bidding. He did this in the background until he had enough of his people in place, then he begin to purge wholesale.


22 posted on 10/11/2013 6:49:00 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: GraceG

Or even issue fake ones themselves and then lie.


23 posted on 10/11/2013 6:54:14 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

That weak SOB needs to be arrested by authorities and tried and convicted of dereliction and executed.


24 posted on 10/11/2013 6:59:03 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: GraceG

Just to cover all the bases, it is also entirely possible that this was a crooked general.

I knew a senior chaplain once who secretly created his own “publishing house” which was only a post office box. He would then buy thousands of dollars of books from that publishing house using military funds. He would mail himself a few books and show them all around and claim to have distributed the entire order to the troops.

Gambling addict. It worked for a while until his assistant mentioned never seeing those cases of books. The guy almost became my supervisor, but was caught before we arrived at his installation.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 7:00:07 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: opentalk

http://www.news24.com/World/News/USAF-sidelines-17-nuke-missile-officers-20130508

http://www.news24.com/World/News/USAF-sidelines-17-nuke-missile-officers-20130508


26 posted on 10/11/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: EagleUSA
“Seven Days in May”.....

The similarity being that the president acts before Gen. Burt Lancaster can
overthrow him. But in the movie, Gen. Lancaster did plan to overthrow the
president, which probably isn't the case here.

The nuclear angle here reminded me of Gen. Jack D. Ripper.

27 posted on 10/11/2013 7:00:48 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SADMILLIE

When the chips are down be sure there’s an execution.


28 posted on 10/11/2013 7:01:11 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: arthurus

yes, and drones take orders well.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 7:02:21 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: mandaladon
Where is the Football, and who has control of the codes?

Me asking these questions is Scary Ridiculous (TM).

5.56mm

30 posted on 10/11/2013 7:04:27 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: mandaladon

Obama and US Military = Stalin and Red Army in 1940. Good thing there are no Nazis to kick communist rainbow warriors who has replaced purged worthy officers now.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 7:10:25 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: xzins

Sadly this is what I first thought of too.


32 posted on 10/11/2013 7:29:49 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: mandaladon

Probably just a deal Obama was forced to make with Putin


33 posted on 10/11/2013 7:31:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Weren’t three flag rank officers relieved right after Benghazi?


34 posted on 10/11/2013 7:35:47 PM PDT by CPO retired
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To: mandaladon

While the govt shutdown etc are important, the implications of this ongoing purge are chilling. I’m not sure what is worse- what we can imagine is happening, or what is truly happening? They have been these two, then a handful or so after Benghazi, and perhaps more. Something odd and disturbing is up.


35 posted on 10/11/2013 7:38:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Never on my watch

Maybe he wouldn’t swear allegiance to gay marriage.


That was the first thought that popped into my head when they said “misconduct”. Not gay friendly enough.


36 posted on 10/11/2013 7:39:52 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: opentalk

Savage says it’s Obama’s effort to “deball” the military. Didn’t say that tonight but he’s said it several times before. But he hints that their relief of command was for reasons other than personal conduct.


37 posted on 10/11/2013 7:52:36 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: xzins

What nuclear trigger ? Soon there will be no nuclear weapons


38 posted on 10/11/2013 7:55:44 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: xzins

My first thought...


39 posted on 10/11/2013 7:56:43 PM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: mandaladon

Indeed. Hopefully, flag officers have learned they mustn’t say anything bad about Team Barry in any E-mails, phone calls or any conversations within facility walls. The NSA is undoubtedly working overtime to help the King purge the patriots from our military.


40 posted on 10/11/2013 7:57:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: GraceG

$1500 of counterfeit chips is an odd charge.

________________

I thought the same thing. Lot of trumped up charges against military brass. Lot like Stalin Russia


41 posted on 10/11/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: PghBaldy
Is there a list of all the military leaders purged or routed or shamed since Hessian took office?
42 posted on 10/11/2013 8:02:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: UCANSEE2

“Well, after Obama puts some Rainbow Officers in charge, there will be no more land-based nuclear arsenal”.

Seriously; do you think any would be launched now ?


43 posted on 10/11/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: xzins; Travis McGee; CPO retired

We know what they’re really doing, and we know that it’s not the politicians doing it. We know what becomes far more likely each year—not less likely than during the ‘60s. But we don’t want to scare the chickens. Fond memories return of those cool sounding sirens at a particular time each month near a large base. The teachers said, “Children, get under your desks. Get on your knees, and put your heads down. Hands behind your heads like this.” [Sigh. Childhood was fun sometimes. I loved the sound of those sirens.]

;-)


44 posted on 10/11/2013 8:15:56 PM PDT by familyop
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To: Chickensoup

I could only find the several nixed after Libya, and at least one more. I think there has been more, but am not sure ——— http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2995277/posts


45 posted on 10/11/2013 8:22:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: xzins; Travis McGee; CPO retired

On the more serious side, it seems that some Democrats tend to cut defense funding and agree with defense actions rather late. That might contribute to more intense conflicts. The Obama Administration, being even more political and reluctant than some of the Democrat administrations of the past, could expose us to a really built-up mess.


46 posted on 10/11/2013 8:22:44 PM PDT by familyop
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To: aumrl
Seriously; do you think any would be launched now ?

Nothing would be accomplished by launching them. It is only the 'having' that is important. Not 'having' is going to suck.

47 posted on 10/11/2013 8:25:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: PghBaldy

Gen. Carter Ham, on October 18, 2012
Adm. Charles Gaouette, on October 27, 2012
Gen. David Petraeus, on November 9, 2012
Gen. John Allen, on November 13, 2012
Cmdr of CENTCOM James Mattis March, 2013
____________________
I feel like this is more, but I am not sure.


48 posted on 10/11/2013 8:27:21 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: xzins

I was wondering the same thing.


49 posted on 10/11/2013 8:46:05 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: PghBaldy

Yeh, IIRC some every year retired or forced retirement. Don’t forget McCrystal due to his rolling Stones interview.


50 posted on 10/11/2013 8:53:38 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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