☆ QueenAline 2013/10/12 20:08:59
Air Force general in charge of nuclear missiles fired over 'conduct'

Shown here is Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who led the 20th Air Force.US AIR FORCE

The two-star general in charge of all Air Force nuclear missiles was fired Friday following a probe into alleged personal misbehavior -- just days after another key official overseeing U.S. nuclear power was relieved of duty.

The Air Force announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles -- a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country.

The circumstances of Carey's firing were unclear. Two officials told the Associated Press it had to do with alcohol use.

A senior U.S. Defense official said he was fired over "conduct." Officials said that it did not have to do with gambling, or the loss of a nuclear weapon, or sexual misconduct.

Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, made the decision based on details from an inspector general probe into Carey's behavior on a "temporary duty assignment," according to the Air Force.

"20th AF continues to execute its mission of around-the-clock nuclear deterrence in a safe, secure and effective manner," Kowalski said in a statement. "It's unfortunate that I've had to relieve an officer who's had an otherwise distinctive career spanning 35 years of commendable service."

Earlier in the week, the Navy announced that the deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino.

The move was already exceedingly rare, and followed by Friday's decision at the Air Force.

Kowalski has selected the vice commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, to temporarily replace Carey as head of 20th Air Force.

Fox News' Justin Fishel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2013/12/15 15:45:06
    Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway.

    Retired generals and current senior commanders that have spoken with TheBlaze say the administration is not only purging the military of commanders they don’t agree with, but is striking fear in the hearts of those still serving.

    The timing comes as the five branches of the U.S. armed forces are reducing staff due to budget cuts, and as U.S. troops are expected to withdraw from Afghanistan next year.

    “I think they’re using the opportunity of the shrinkage of the military to get rid of people that don’t agree with them or not tow the party line. Remember, as (former White House chief of staff) Rahm Emanuel said, never waste a crisis,” a senior retired general told TheBlaze on the condition of anonymity because he still provide services to the government and fears possible retribution. (Read the rest here.)

    Great post BTW!
  • ☆ QueenAline 2013/10/22 16:56:50
  • ☆ QueenAline 2013/10/22 16:55:29
  • SeaseaRider 2013/10/14 14:53:38
    Why not? Stalin did it.
  • ☆ Queen... SeaseaR... 2013/10/14 15:04:26
    ☆ QueenAline
    go read you history books and review what happened when he did that.....Hey....it's YOUR future...if that's how you would like to see your future..then have at it, and have a nice life (NOT)....I'm thinking your comment was sarcasm...no?
  • jj.hantsch 2013/10/14 14:40:52
    Are you really surprised by this?
  • kay simmers 2013/10/13 17:19:47
    kay simmers
    To remove the leaders and replace w/inferior ones. (When) sent into battle there will be major incompetence, mass confusion, and high mortality rate. What better way to get rid of the US military and replace w/the usurper's civilian one.
  • charles nelson 2013/10/13 16:51:06
    charles nelson
    It's been on it's way to privatisation since Reagan but no body thought it was a bad idea.... Better than peeling potatoes ....and cleanin the heads
  • keeper 2013/10/13 01:08:03
    He is afraid of men in authority. He would rather deal with ass kissers.
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2013/10/12 23:41:25
    OF COURSE that's what STALIN did......talk about the writing on the wall...........and no one is noticing!
  • ☆ QueenAline 2013/10/12 23:37:33
    ☆ QueenAline

    just like Stalin just like Stalin
  • Studied 2013/10/12 23:07:08
    Now our President wouldn't want anyone in power that might not follow his final orders would he?
  • Yo'Adri... Studied 2013/10/12 23:42:10
  • Phyllis Murphy 2013/10/12 21:48:39
    Phyllis Murphy
    To weaken U.S. Military and soften them up for his Jihadist friends who will come pouring out of the uninspected mosques suddenly all over America and begin their beheadings of Christians and Jews. The stupidity of all wars since the end of WWll, Korea, Vietnamn, Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, sending our troops to get slaughtered every time some rinky dink country gets in trouble, i.e. Somalia. All of this crap with our young men slaughtered while Southern borders have been opened for 60 years inviting illegal diseased non vaccinate poor people over. Now Chinese are pouring over Southern borders and just read Jihadists are pouring into Mexico and teaming up with Drug Cartel Leaders. Isn't that sweet! We are doomed unless Congress is kicked out and new people brought in and that would include impeachment of the bimbo Marxist freak called our President!
  • Thane36425 2013/10/12 21:39:05
    To put those loyal to himself in positions of power. Already lower ranks are testing the waters to purge the military of Christians and patriots, so this is something else that doesn't bode well.
  • william hubbard 2013/10/12 21:24:11
    william hubbard
    A political purge to remove those who do not worship 0vomit from positions of authority..
  • ☆ Queen... william... 2013/10/22 16:50:57 (edited)
    ☆ QueenAline
    exactly.....they must have found out they are conservatives.. obama purges conservatives

  • srini 2013/10/12 21:18:08
    Same reason that Stalin removed many officials, both military and non-military -- he wants blind obedience.
  • ☆ Queen... srini 2013/10/12 23:34:04
  • Phyllis... srini 2013/10/14 02:05:18
    Phyllis Murphy
    Amen! 50% illiteracy in America with welfare masses plus 80% of college filled with despotic professors pushing their suicidal philosophy of Marxism when most of these freaks have lived the Capitalistic good life i.e. Bill Ayers, Weathermen bomber terrorist and terrorist wife bomber Bernadine Dohrn who hosted the Obama's first fund raiser.. And the pervasive ignorance of the masses regarding American History. Something really wrong with this picture of stupidity that professors who have lived the good life all their privileged lives seek to take it down. Please explain this stupid reasoning to one who is patriotic and grew up the hard way and very patriotic way!
  • srini Phyllis... 2013/10/14 10:48:13
    Basically they want to convert it to sultan in luxury and masses perpetually in poverty -- typical of the goonda-founded cult as well as communism.
  • Brother John 2013/10/12 20:59:40
    Brother John
    Hmmm. Why can't it be that he was fired due to conduct just as was reported? The general public isn't entitled to a specific reason as to why the Commander in Chief removes a General.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/13 02:03:55
    Defend Western Civlization
    Hitler tried to kill all the people who were against him and he failed
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/13 20:38:00
    Brother John
    Were these Generals killed?
  • Phyllis... Defend ... 2013/10/14 02:08:47
    Phyllis Murphy
    He was well on his way to conquer Europe due to the damn greedy sheeple that followed this demonic mad man who was a total failure from youth on and captured the freaks hoping for their place of glory...Only America moving in to help the English when Hitler was bombing the hell out of London with the insidious new silent bomber that almost destroyed London..I was a little girl but remember WWll very well. My introduction to hate, racism and War. Very rude awakening for a little country girl but it made me tough as nails!
  • jojac Brother... 2013/10/13 20:39:52
    Oh yes we are entitled to know. Why.The president is accountable to us.
  • Brother... jojac 2013/10/13 20:47:16
    Brother John
    Military personnel records are private. Should the Generals decide they wish to share them they may but the government not only should not, legally they cannot release them unless there is a court martial which is a matter of public record. For example I am a honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy. The federal government cannot legally release my personnel records without my permission.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/14 10:08:23
    Defend Western Civlization
    Obama like Hitler is getting rid of all who oppose his Demonic Rule
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/15 02:15:31
    Brother John
    Or he dismissed men with a great deal of responsibility who were inappropriate choices for those positions. If the rumors are true one of these high ranking men with significant responsibility is a drunk. I haven't noticed him challenge his dismissal.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/15 11:15:37
    Defend Western Civlization
    its noted you hate American Troops and back obama
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/15 15:21:25
    Brother John
    Nope, nice try though. All I am claiming is that we in the general public do not know why these men were released and that we don't have a right to know. I didn't vote for President Obama and I support our troops having been one for much of my life.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/15 16:16:11
    Defend Western Civlization
    Hitler did the same thing as Obama is doing
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/15 16:34:30
    Brother John
    Every President has relived Generals of duty. Were all of them Hitler? Regan relieved my commanding officer of duty when I was in the Navy. Was he removing an enemy or was he removing a drunk who had several sexual relationships with subordinates? You don't know why these men were relieved of duty and I would venture a guess that you don't even know they opposed the President.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/16 00:35:27
    Defend Western Civlization
    Reagan did not go to Egypt and blame America
    Reagan did not call a Muslim terrorist Jihad a case of work place violence
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/16 01:15:58
    Brother John
    Which has absolutely nothing to do with my comment. Again do you have evidence that these men were inappropriately relieved of duty? You and I both know that you don't. But please if you believe you do please share it.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/16 09:45:30
    Defend Western Civlization
    so why are you defending obama who aided Muslim terrorist kill American Troops?
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/16 15:57:49
    Brother John
    Am I supporting President Obama? No. I'm pointing out that neither you, nor I nor do most people know why these men were relieved of duty. If you do please share your evidence. By the way ad hominem is the last refuge of those who don't have a valid argument.
  • Defend ... Brother... 2013/10/16 23:54:52
    Defend Western Civlization
    the Character of Obama is Suspect
    Obama does not love America
    Why should Americans trust Obama when he calls a Muslim terrorist Jihad a case of work place violence?
  • ☆ Queen... Defend ... 2013/10/17 00:35:55
    ☆ QueenAline
  • Brother... Defend ... 2013/10/17 15:17:19
    Brother John
    So in other words you have no evidence as I thought.

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