Latest News Wires Air Force cheating scandal: 92 nuclear missile launch officers are implicated

Air Force cheating scandal: Roughly half of the 183 missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana have been implicated in the cheating, say officials. About 40 were directly involved, while others knew what was happening and did not report it.


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Top Air Force officials described a persistent culture of "undue stress and fear" that led 92 out of 550 members of the military's nuclear missile corps to be involved in cheating on a monthly proficiency test on which they felt pressured to get perfect scores to get promoted.