Air Force Security Team Botched Drill Simulating Attack On Nuke Missile Silo, Report Reveals

Photo Credit: APA blistering internal review has revealed that an Air Force security team botched a training exercise last summer that simulated an attack on a nuclear missile silo, prompting expanded training to prepare for the possibility of a real attack.

A senior U.S. defense official confirmed the details of the report to Fox News. The report was first obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The review said the security forces were unable to speedily regain control of the captured silo during the exercise at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, calling the failure a “critical deficiency.”

Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Fox News that this misstep was the reason the 341st Missile Wing failed a safety and security inspection, which was widely reported last year.

Stefanek said the Air Force did not share the exact reason for the failure because doing so could have compromised security. However, she said since then the unit has improved.

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