Air Force Nuke Officers Caught In Cheating Scandal

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A prototype interceptor is launched from the Kwajalein Missile Range December 3, 2001 in Hawaii. (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization/Getty)

Imagine if getting a perfect score wasn't something to brag about but was a minimum standard—100 percent or lose your job.

Once a month, the military makes the people who are responsible for operating this nation's nuclear missile arsenal take a test, and they must score perfectly to keep their jobs.

Now the Air Force has disclosed that 34 officers at Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana have been suspended for cheating on their proficiency test or not reporting cheating by others.

Retired Air Force Colonel Randall Larsen joins The Takeaway to explain the details behind the controversy.

Guests:

Colonel Randall Larsen

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

When there is no room for mistakes on a test, make the test easier.

Jan. 16 2014 02:58 PM

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