More implicated in nuke cheat investigation

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Posted: Jan 28, 2014 7:37 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 28, 2014 7:37 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: nuclear missile launch officers, investigation, cheating, proficiency exam

WASHINGTON- The number of U.S. Air Force nuclear missile launch officers implicated in the a cheating scandal has doubled from the initial 34 according to an official in the know.

It's not clear if the new 30-some odd airmen implicated in cheating on proficiency tests participated in the cheating directly or are involved in some other way.

All this started with a drug investigation.

Then it was discovered that a nuclear missile launch officer at Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana had shared proficiency test questions with 16 other officers.

Another 17 admitted they knew about the the cheating but did not report it.

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