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A retired Army master sergeant, testifying before a Senate subcommittee, said he was in charge of atomic warheads during periods when he was consistently drunk.

The subcommittee on alcoholism and drugs also heard a Navy captain say that he commanded a ship while drank, and a retired Air Force colonel admit that he flew jets while he was [sic] an alcoholic.

The sergeant said that, during one of his frequent absences, the control mechanisms on the atomic warheads were changed without his knowledge.

The captain said he stopped drinking about one and a half years... Login to read more
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