Tuesday, February 12, 2008


The Air Force is reporting 237 nuke handling deficiencies since 2001, or Dull Sword incidents, reports the Air Force Times. These are incidents that fall below the level of the 'loose nukes' episode that kept the nation enthralled, was reported last year. Hell, no one's perfect. And just to add to the hilarity, the Air Combat Command (ACC) was put in charge of maintaining a database that tracked these incidents starting in 1992. But...
The response he received went only as far back as June 2001 because the ACC Safety database no longer has any records of Dull Sword incidents from 1992 to 2001, said Maj. Thomas Crosson, an ACC spokesman. Air Force officials could not explain why those incidents got deleted from the database.
Here's a question, if nine years of records are lost, how much trust should we put in the subsequent records?


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