Pentagon pushes out top Air Force civilian, officer
The Air Force's top civilian and senior officer were forced to resign Thursday after Defense Secretary Robert Gates concluded that the service was lacking proper leadership in overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Gates cited a failure of leadership in the Air Force's top echelon, including Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley and Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne, as he announced the shake-up at the Pentagon.
This year, it was revealed that the Air Force mistakenly sent a shipment of fuses for nuclear missiles to Taiwan in 2006 in the place of helicopter batteries. The fuses sat in a warehouse in Taiwan for more than two years before being discovered in March.