nuclear weapons and flown over US

WASHINGTON - A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called the mishandling of the weapons "deeply disturbing" and said the committee would press the military for details. Rep. Edward J. Markey, a senior member of the Homeland Security committee, said it was "absolutely inexcusable."

"Nothing like this has ever been reported before and we have been assured for decades that it was impossible," said Markey, D-Mass., co-chair of the House task force on nonproliferation.

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From what I have read, it seems that there was a loss of proper control of the weapons.

I can not imagine how this happened.

What concerns me is that there is always the 2-man (person, now maybe) rule regarding these weapons. There had to be a number of people who screwed up.

Not a good sign.

.. there's an airplane up in the sky.

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