EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAir Force Fires General In Charge Of Nuclear Missiles
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 11, 2013 11:22 AM EDT
Officials told The Associated Press that the Air Force is firing the two-star general in charge of all of its nuclear missiles.
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey is being removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles -- a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country.
The Air Force is citing "loss of trust and confidence" in Carey's leadership, but the exact reason for the firing was not immediately clear. The decision was disclosed to the AP by officials speaking on condition of anonymity because it has not been announced.
The decision was made by Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. Kowalski is in charge of all Air Force nuclear weapons, including bombers.
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