Home > News > World
Friday January 31, 2014 MYT 12:40:02 AM
Friday January 31, 2014 MYT 12:41:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Thursday a total of 92 missile launch officers have been implicated in a widening scandal over exam cheating, well beyond the initial 34 officers placed under investigation.
The officers have been taken off their missile wing duties as a result of their ties to the cheating, which took place in a key proficiency exam, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told a Pentagon news briefing.
The Air Force and the Pentagon have assured the nuclear mission and the weapons themselves remain safe. But James has cited the likelihood of a "systemic" problem among the officers who oversee America's nuclear missiles.
(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
In eastern Ukraine, parliamentary election deepens divide
Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani
25 European banks set to fail health checks - sources
Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
Suspicious yellow powder sent to Canadian, Belgian, German, U.S. consulates in Istanbul
Exclusive - Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on
Repeat of a brilliant 2012 unlikely for Malaysian riders
'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight
The Star Online exclusive: Listen to Neil Young's upcoming album
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)