Nation: Geriatric Giants

Fight over an aging missile

On-scene commander, the team went to the unit...

What unit are you talking about, sir?

Let's don't talk about that.

That's a Roger, sir.

The radio exchange would have been ludicrous had it not taken place between two members of an Air Force team searching frantically for a nine-megaton warhead, 450 times the yield of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The warhead was blown from the Titan II missile that exploded into flames near Damascus, Ark., two weeks ago. Despite pleas by nearby residents for reassurance that there was no...

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