Bad timing: Drug probe of nuclear officers tempers Hagel's effort to boost morale at base

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 9, 2014 - 6:10 PM

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — Hoping to boost sagging morale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a rare visit Thursday to an Air Force nuclear missile base and the men and women who operate and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 missiles. But his attempt to cheer the troops was tempered by news that launch officers at another base had been implicated in an illegal-narcotics investigation.

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