Air Force

The New Jersey woman who heads the Air Force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Deborah Lee James became top boss of the Air Force seven months ago she had no inkling a nuclear crisis was brewing. But once it erupted in the form of exam-cheating by dozens of missile launch officers, she quickly announced conclusions that no Air Force leader before her ha…
Air Force Security Failed a Nuke Test
Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press.
Air Force Secretary Stepping Down
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is stepping down after five years in the job marked by scandals surrounding its aircraft contracts, sexual assaults and the mishandling of war dead. He is credited for improving the service's handling of nuclear materials.