For young nuke warriors, responsibility for fearsome Minuteman missiles 'weighs on your mind'

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2014 - 1:55 PM

BERTHOLD, N.D. — As a nuclear missileer with his finger on the trigger of the world's most powerful weapon, Air Force 1st Lt. Andy Parthum faces pressures few others know. He spends his workday awaiting an order he hopes never arrives: to launch nuclear-tipped missiles capable of killing millions and changing the course of history.

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