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Chief
07-24-2008, 09:36 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080725/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/air_force_nuke_codes

What's up with the Air Force these days?

1. Flying live Nukes across the country
2. Falling asleep at the Nuke switch

Brian straighten their rears out! Knox can't seem to recruit anyone to do it. By the way, where the hell is Knox?

BriEOD
07-24-2008, 09:48 PM
3. B-52 crew crashed and died off of Guam
4. New tanker contract/procurement process is a mess
5. Secretary and Chief of Staff submitted resignation

On and on....

Monte
07-24-2008, 09:54 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080725/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/air_force_nuke_codes

By the way, where the hell is Knox?

Knox has gone cross country in an RV with Michelle, the kids, his mom and a nephew. Talked with him earlier. He's in Chicago on his way back. He has a couple of fun adventures to share...;)

bigmac
07-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Well, #5 was a consequence of #1. As to #2, they were deactivated codes.

But...#6 crash of B2 ($1.4 billion down the drain) due to poor communication on the flight line.

puck_11
07-24-2008, 10:48 PM
#7 pulling terrorism funds to pay for gucci seating
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008058778_airforce18.html

Chief
07-25-2008, 05:51 AM
Sounds like a David Letterman's top ten.

BriEOD
07-25-2008, 12:07 PM
Well, #5 was a consequence of #1. As to #2, they were deactivated codes.

But...#6 crash of B2 ($1.4 billion down the drain) due to poor communication on the flight line.

Actually, you are wrong, it is a result of 1 and 4. SECDEF instructed SECAF to relieve the CSAF. However, SECAF refused to do it and submitted his resignation instead. Subsequently, CSAF did the same thing. Currently, the entire Secretary level in the various departments are all lame ducks and will all be replaced responsive to an administration change. A close friend of mine is the personal security advisor (body guard) to the interim SECAF. I'm not sure what troubles me more, the flying of nukes or the contract procurement process for the new tanker. Probably the tanker procurement process. Our tankers K-135 (1950s) and KC-10s are vastly outdated need replacement. In order to project global power in flight refueling is a core componenet of the DoD and our aerial dominance.

bigmac
07-25-2008, 12:28 PM
Yes, I'm sure tanker procurement procedures may also have played an additional role in those personnel changes, however, according to SECDEF Gates, "nuclear weapons stewardship" problems were the primary publicly-disclosed reasons for the demand for those resignations.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/05/pentagon.firings/index.html?iref=newssearch

and

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/05/pentagon.firings/index.html?iref=newssearch#cnnSTCVideo

TX.X-30 fan
07-25-2008, 12:29 PM
Airbus tankers??????????????? Wrong on almost every level.

BriEOD
07-25-2008, 12:43 PM
Yes, I'm sure tanker procurement procedures may also have played an additional role in those personnel changes, however, according to SECDEF Gates, "nuclear weapons stewardship" problems were the primary publicly-disclosed reasons for the demand for those resignations.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/05/pentagon.firings/index.html?iref=newssearch

and

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/05/pentagon.firings/index.html?iref=newssearch#cnnSTCVideo

Hmmm....WELL, according to the information distributed by the interim SECAF to the personnel of the US Air Force in an internal memo, which I happed to have, it was multi-faceted.

Maybe I should go on CNN medical and come on here and tell you your buisness. You know the media is always right, fair and unbiased. If it is black and white it must be true.

TX.X-30 fan
07-25-2008, 12:49 PM
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

bcampbe7
07-25-2008, 01:33 PM
Hmmm....WELL, according to the information distributed by the interim SECAF to the personnel of the US Air Force in an internal memo, which I happed to have, it was multi-faceted.


I believe I read that same memo...

bigmac
07-25-2008, 11:25 PM
Hmmm....WELL, according to the information distributed by the interim SECAF to the personnel of the US Air Force in an internal memo, which I happed to have, it was multi-faceted.

Maybe I should go on CNN medical and come on here and tell you your buisness. You know the media is always right, fair and unbiased. If it is black and white it must be true.

Hey...it came right out of Gates' mouth - watch his speech. Pretty hard for CNN to fudge that one...


http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/05/pentagon.firings/index.html?iref=newssearch#cnnSTCVideo

All I know is what the SECDEF tells me.

Anyway, if you re-read, I acknowledged that tanker procurement was likely also part of the problem - another way of saying "multifaceted". Looks like the three of us, you, me, and the interim SECAF, are all on the same page...;)