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That's pretty funny, apparently there's something in the Koolaid up there in the Dakotas. South Dakota just recently auctioned off a former bomb squad vehicle... and somehow, just happened to leave explosives, detonators, AND INSTRUCTIONS in the truck. Only the fact that it was sold to a good samaritan who promptly demanded the items be removed prevented that from being a very bad situation for SD.
 
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No mistake made there. They forgot to send it to the middle east where it is needed. That was the mistake.
 

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Yeah, when I was growing up we were happy to know that the BUFFs were flying our friendly skies loaded for bear. The problem here is that this snafu happened right under the noses of a lot of logistics planners, munitions handlers, and flight crew personnel. Knowing where our nukes are seems sort of important to me. "Broken Arrow" I can understand; "Misplaced Car Keys" is another story.

After this, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the nuclear football has been UPS'd to Moscow.
 

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Well, at least Slim Pickens wasn't the pilot.




BTW, that's James Earl Jones, in his movie debut, reporting the "negative function" on the bomb bay doors.
 
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I was making a joke(like always). I'm totally with you on that. Nukes do have ridiculously tight security. Amazing how that happened. Good thing is. The fix will be put in place and cover the gap.

I was just watching a show on a Hydrogen bomb lost off the coast of SC in marshes. I was shocked! It is still missing! It's there waiting to be found. A fully functional Hydrogen bomb. Not armed but just need to flick the right switch. All the stuff is on board the bomb. I think the show said there were 2 more lost out there. Can you believe we lost 3 hydrogen bombs and gave up looking? How does that happen?:banghead:
Yeah, when I was growing up we were happy to know that the BUFFs were flying our friendly skies loaded for bear. The problem here is that this snafu happened right under the noses of a lot of logistics planners, munitions handlers, and flight crew personnel. Knowing where our nukes are seems sort of important to me. "Broken Arrow" I can understand; "Misplaced Car Keys" is another story.

After this, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the nuclear football has been UPS'd to Moscow.
 

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That story is meaningless. The only problem indicated is that they had the warheads on them.
They don't arm nuclear bombs when they take off in peace time, heck they don't arm them when they take of when they actually might use them.
It looks like the only issue is that they didn't follow proper handling protocols for what they were doing and for that they should be disciplined.

People are so scared of what they don't understand.
We were stationed at Grand Forks back in the 70's and we had bigger issues than that back then.

We had all the B-52's up in the air with nukes ready to go when the computers at NORAD had a test tape on one of the drives. They switched it back into the system and it showed soviet inbounds! My dad was gone for a week when they called everyone in and closed the base.
Now that was something to be worried about... and if it wasn't for the History Channel no one would even know it happened.

I would be concerned about missing ones.
Does seem odd that they are out there.
 
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I know the one is in the marshes off SC. How many others are out there? How the hell have they not tried to recover them now that they have 40 years better equipment?
 
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Impossible! Viagra had not been invented yet and those two couldn't be a more limp ****ing pair if you searched the world over.
 

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That story is meaningless. The only problem indicated is that they had the warheads on them.
They don't arm nuclear bombs when they take off in peace time, heck they don't arm them when they take of when they actually might use them.
In this case 'armed' is an overloaded term. ACM's can carry different types of warheads; in this case they were mistakenly 'armed' (e.g. fitted) with nuclear warheads. I agree with you that unless someone went bonko, they were never 'armed' (e.g. actuated).

It's not my ignorance that causes me to be worried; it's the risk associated with the lack of proper control execution.
 

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I didn't mean that "ignorance" was the only reason to be concerned.
You are right, they did screw up, just not in a way that would vaporize a few million people like the story would have you believe.
 

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The reason nobody can find them is that somebody already dug them up and sold them to the PLO.
The Palestinians don't have it... Jacques Cousteau dug it up and later sold it Richard Branson sometime back in the 90's. God only know's what that crazy bitch has done with it since...
 
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