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    U.S. Mistakingly Flies Nuclear Missiles Over Continental U.S. - Video Inside

    US mistakenly flies nuclear missiles over continental US

    http://rawstory.com//news/2007/CNN_M...of_6_0905.html

    Published: Wednesday September 5, 2007

    "A B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with five nuclear warheads flew from Minot Air Force Base, N.D, to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30, resulting in an Air Force-wide investigation, according to three officers who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the incident," according to the Navy Times.

    The site is down, due to traffic overload. CNN reports the story below. Excerpts:

    The B-52 was loaded with Advanced Cruise Missiles, part of a Defense Department effort to decommission 400 of the ACMs. But the nuclear warheads should have been removed at Minot before being transported to Barksdale, the officers said. The missiles were mounted onto the pylons of the bomber’s wings.

    Advanced Cruise Missiles carry a W80-1 warhead with a yield of 5 to 150 kilotons and are specifically designed for delivery by B-52 strategic bombers.

    Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Ed Thomas said the transfer was safely conducted and the weapons were in Air Force custody and control at all times. However, the mistake was not discovered until the B-52 landed at Barskdale, which left the warheads unaccounted for during the approximately 3 1/2 hour flight between the two bases, the officers said.

    The following video is from CNN's American Morning, broadcast on September 5.

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    beltman713 Guest
    Oh, that's just great.

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    PhilosophyGenius Guest
    There's a conspiracy with the Tsunami in SE Asia, that it was the US testing a nuke and it accidentally wiped caused that whole mess.

    Not sure about why people think that, read it in a conspiracy book.

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    Things almost got all "Jericho" up in here....

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    What's "Jericho?" asks the person who doesn't know what "Jericho" means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold9472
    What's "Jericho?" asks the person who doesn't know what "Jericho" means.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_(TV_series)

    "The storyline revolves about the residents of Jericho, a small, rural Kansas town, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on twenty-three major cities in the contiguous United States. The series begins with a visible nuclear detonation of unknown origin over nearby Denver, Colorado, and a loss of power and modern communications, effectively isolating Jericho. Later, power is restored to Jericho by what is alluded to as the efforts of the U.S. government, but soon after, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disables all electronics. Several themes regularly addressed in the show are gathering of information, community identity, public order, limited resources, the value of family, and internal and external threats. The show also features several mysteries involving the backgrounds of major characters, the perpetrators of the attack, and the extent of damage to the United States and its government."

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    Interesting.
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    So it's a new show. Yeah, I haven't watched "TV" in a very long time.
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    ^^^^^^

    New season of Nip/Tuck starts in October. Perfect time to start watching again.

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    Eckolaker Guest
    This was not a mistake. Those nukes were loaded in cruise missile pods beneath the wings. That takes man power. I don't buy the whole "whoops" thing.

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