Nuke Blunder Last Straw for Booted Air Force Brass

Secretary Wynne, chief of staff Moseley long at odds with Pentagon
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 3:30 PM CDT
The launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.   (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Prost)
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(Newser) – The Secretary of the Air Force and the service's chief of staff were forced to resign today on the heels of a report highly critical of the handling of nuclear weapons and technology, the Air Force Times reports.

Though the move is unprecedented, Secretary Michael Wynne and Gen. T. Michael Moseley have been on the outs for months. Recent gaffes on their watch included the unnoticed disappearance of nuclear warheads and the mistaken shipment to Taiwan of high-tech nuclear triggers.