A B-52H bomber flew across the country with 12 cruise missiles, six of which were armed with nuclear warheads. It took the Air Force 36 hours to realize that the warheads were outside their secure bunker.
SOURCE: Staff reports, GlobalSecurity.org | GRAPHIC: Todd Lindeman, Seth Hamblin and Gene Thorp - September 23, 2007
Missteps in the Bunker Article | Just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 29, a group of U.S. airmen entered a sod-covered bunker on North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base with orders to collect a set of unarmed cruise missiles bound for a weapons graveyard. They quickly pulled out a dozen cylinders, all of which appeared identical from a cursory...