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General: Bill Clinton Lost Nuke Codes for Months

He 'misplaced' them after Lewinsky scandal broke, says another commander

(Newser) - Bill Clinton lost a card carrying the top-secret codes to launch US nuclear missiles for several months when he was in the White House, a general has charged in his new memoir. "That's a big deal—a gargantuan deal," writes General Hugh Shelton, who served as chairman of... More »

US Nuke Bomb Crew Caught Napping

Sleeping missile crew held secret codes

(Newser) - A three-man US missile crew fell asleep while in possession of  top secret launch codes for nuclear missiles, reports Reuters. It happened earlier this month at a Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota—the same site of a breach last year in which nuclear weapons were erroneously loaded on... More »

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