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Re: Nuclear Insecurity Today
« on: November 07, 2013, 01:27:58 am »
U.S. Second-in-Command of Nuclear Weapons Relieved of Duty




Navy Vice Admiral Tim Giardina was relieved of duty on October 3 over allegations that he used counterfeit gambling chips at a casino in Iowa. Giardina was the second-in-command at U.S. Strategic Command, which commands all U.S. nuclear forces.

Giardina's dismissal follows the removal of two other high-profile nuclear weapon commanders in 2013. In August, Col. David Lynch was relieved of duty at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Earlier this year, Lt. Col. Randy Olson was relieved of duty at Minot Air Force Base.

"U.S. Nuclear Commander Tim Giardina Fired Amid Gambling Investigation," The Guardian, October 9, 2013.
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