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Missile crew falls asleep with nuclear code device: air force

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AFP
Friday, July 25, 2008

Members of a US Air Force nuclear missile crew face disciplinary action for going to sleep while in possession of an invalidated nuclear launch code component, the air force disclosed Thursday.

The breach occured July 12 at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the scene of two other recent high profile lapses involving nuclear weapons or nuclear-related components, according to the spokesman.

An investigation into the violation of procedures “concluded that no compromise of the classified material occurred,” the air force said in a statement.

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The nuclear launch code component is a device that enables the missile crew to issue an electronic command to launch a nuclear missile. The codes are changed on a scheduled, recurring basis.

The four member missile crew changed the codes in the underground launch control center during their watch and had gone “top side” to an above ground missile alert facility with the component containing the old codes to await transportation back to the main base, the air force said.

While awaiting transportation, they went into a crew rest area with bunks where they fell asleep, a violation of the rules, according to the air force.

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