Air Force fires 9 commanders in nuke missile cheating scandal, dozens face disciplinary action

  • Article by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 27, 2014 - 8:00 PM

WASHINGTON — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

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