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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

February 19th, 2014
06:49 PM ET

VIDEO: U.S. bomb drops on U.S. base

The U.S. Air Force calls a bomb they almost dropped on an American outpost in eastern Afghanistan a 'major target mistake.' CNN's Barbara Starr has the dramatic, new video of the near disaster.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Air Force • Barbara Starr • Military
January 16th, 2014
07:20 PM ET

U.S. nuclear forces rocked by trail of scandals

The Air Force's nuclear arm has faced a number of scandals in the past year or so. CNN's Brian Todd looks at how the tedious nature of the job could have led to the most recent - where officers cheated on a proficiency test.


Filed under: Air Force • Brian Todd • Nuclear
January 15th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

Air Force: Nuclear officers caught cheating

News that broke in The Situation Room: The Air Force has revealed that nearly three dozen nuclear missile launch officers were caught cheating on a proficiency exam. CNN's Joe Johns reports.


Filed under: Air Force • Joe Johns • Nuclear
August 13th, 2013
07:11 PM ET

Air Force wing fails nuclear weapons inspection, again

Another U.S. Air Force unit responsible for nuclear-tipped missiles has failed a key security test, the second unit this year. CNN's Barbara Starr investigates.


Filed under: Air Force • Barbara Starr • Nuclear
August 15th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Air Force missile could reach mach 6

Paris to Tokyo in 2.5 hours? Air Force tests new "Waverider" missile that flies 4,500 mph. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

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Filed under: Air Force • Air travel • Chris Lawrence • Paris • Tokyo