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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The string of embarrassments surrounding the Air Force nuclear missile corps reviewed; scenes shown from the underground bunker; details given about allegations of cheating by officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, an investigation into drug abuse, a 2007 incident in which the Air Force lost track of missiles flown from North Dakota to Louisiana, and the accidental shipping of nuclear triggers to Taiwan. [Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee JAMES†, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark WELSH†- comment on the cheating scandal.] [Former Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – notes discipline became lax after the end of the Cold War.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim
Duration:
00:02:20

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