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Nuclear Meltdown

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From a report by the inspector general of the Air Force concerning allegations against Major General Michael J. Carey of professional misconduct during a trip to Russia last July. In October, Carey was relieved of his duties as commander of the U.S. land-based nuclear-missile force.

Maj. Gen. Carey began the trip to Moscow by driving to Denver and taking a flight to Dulles Airport. During the layover at Zurich, Carey appeared drunk and talked loudly about the importance of his position as commander of the only operational nuclear force in the world.

Approximately nine toasts during the banquet. Maj. Gen. Carey made comments regarding Syria and Edward Snowden that were not well-received. Announced he had met two hot women the night before.

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