The Associated Press (AP)

Officers with a finger on the trigger of the U.S. Air Force’s most powerful nuclear missiles are complaining of a wide array of morale-sapping pressures.
Key themes among the complaints include working under “poor leadership” and being stuck in “dead-end careers” in nuclear weapons, one email said. The sentiments were expressed privately by members of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in an unpublished study for the Air Force. The complaints also said there was a need for more experienced missile officers, a less arduous work schedule and “leaders who will listen.”
Taken together, the complaints suggest sagging morale in arguably the most sensitive segment of the American military.

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2 Responses to The Associated Press (AP)

  1. shinichi says:

    Morale problem where you really don’t want one: Nuclear missile sites

    AP

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/04/nuclear-missile-morale/2390053/

  2. shinichi says:

    (sk)

    核ミサイルという過去の遺物の世話を任され、押すことのない発射ボタンを前に、日夜訓練を続け、定年退職を迎える。そんな人生に誇りを持てと言われても、むなしさが募るだけだろう。

    軍の首脳や政治家たちの興味も、核兵器からサイバー兵器へと移り、非人道的な殺戮を行う核攻撃より、ひとりも殺さずに敵のシステムを破壊するサイバー攻撃のほうが、はるかに効果的だし、使いやすい。

    意味のないことをして給料をもらっているノースダコタ州の優秀な軍人たちが、シーシュポスに見えてくる。モラルを保つのは、容易ではないはずだ。

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