Drug-Use Reports Spark Review Of Nuclear Deterrence Corps

Law360, Washington (January 24, 2014, 4:53 PM EST) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Friday that he has ordered a review of the U.S. military’s intercontinental ballistic missile force, which is tasked with safeguarding the country’s most powerful weapons, in response to recent reports of drug and alcohol abuse among the military personnel.

In the next two weeks, the military will examine how the nuclear force is managed and identify “key gaps and/or problems concerning the growth and development of the personnel within the nuclear enterprise,” according to a statement by U.S. Navy Rear...
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