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What was wrong in the full clean in this particular case.
Well I think what we're dealing with your Jonathan is C a very bad morale situation that has -- who transferred itself into the operational side of things and of course when you're doing with nuclear missiles.
The operational side of things if it doesn't go well has extreme consequences.
Not only for the nation but for word people all around the world.
And today what you see is a basic break down because a lot of the people in the missile career field believe that they are field -- -- dying career field.
And when that happens if the leadership isn't paying attention to what the rank and file -- feeling.
Then you often get a situation where.
The these types of behaviors.
We -- the operational check with -- ought followed things of that nature.
Happen that then have significant operational consequences.
And it becomes a very difficult.
Procedure that they have to go through and then of course in this case they terminated the careers of seventeen to at least -- seventeen people.
From their positions and -- citizen real serious situation in that sense.
Why would they think -- -- as you put it dying career field colonel.
Well they're been pronouncements from good talk all the way from President Obama down -- -- through the Defense Secretary.
To the air force leadership which basically for many years now have indicated -- they desire to not only.
-- -- Which -- reduce nuclear weapons but also eventually to eliminate them.
Is so we've got us in and of itself on the surface is a very good thing from a you met humanitarian standpoint but the problem that you run into.
Is that if there is no plan for transition and no viable way for people to see that plan for transition.
I've been that's that's exactly what will happen you will have people who are demoralized because of these pronouncements thinking that there is no future for them.
And then as a result of that.
They will pay less attention to their primary duties and when they pay less attention to their primary duties.
Mistakes can happen and mistakes of course in that -- we -- are just inexcusable mistakes.
Yeah I think Kevin you know generally the public is going to be horrified to seven to wage a particular -- -- -- Colin who launch office -- these are these are people who could have had.
The ability to fire these things could -- or is that too simplistic.
And no that's basically right build missile launch officer's duty is includes the launching of a missile now the always do it -- at least two depending on the missile at least two a two man crew.
Is sometimes more than that but the basic idea is that these missiles -- -- Designed to be under positive control at all times we have international treaties with Russia and -- with -- on a global basis.
Make us vulnerable in the sense that we need to make sure.
That each and every one of the people we have operating these systems.
He is able to conduct their duties but also to do those duties in a prescribed manner and in this particular case for that particular specialty.
The manner in which they conduct their duties is very rigid and it has been rigid -- really since the early days of the Cold War.
-- when you hear as a as a former.
And currently in the USF force when you hear though woods like rocked.
And attitude problem what does that suggest she used specifically.
That these people would -- -- we talking carousing being drunk on duty are we likely more talking about -- sort of being reluctant to.
-- -- I think it includes.
Certainly the latter you have not heard any reports indicating that they were drunken carousing on duty but if that were the case that would certainly fit in this category as well.
In that this particular situation you have people who failed an inspection.
I -- fail because significant.
The step in the inspection the air force conducts a series of different types of inspections in this particular inspection.
Was designed to test the operational readiness of the missile unit in question.
And to win the key operational mission.
Of abuse unit is called into question in this way because of a lack of competence or even -- perceived lack of competence.
That's when these things start happening and is very interesting -- the deputy group commander out there it might not air force base was the one who wrote this email.
To his subordinates and was very interesting that he spoke so frankly.
Because unfortunately -- and in my opinion.
We have often not spoken as frankly as we need to -- two or subordinates -- in this particular case I give him a lot of credit for speaking very frankly.
That will change to -- perception.
For the way these people are doing their jobs and also within that career field.
Make them understand that what they're doing is actually critical to a national security of the United States and really the rest of the world.
All right great to get -- uniquely expert view on all of this colonel Cedric Leighton USF bulls retired.
And president of Cedric Leighton associates thank you so much -- -- thank you Jonathan thanks for having me great to --
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