Thursday, January 16
(Washington, DC) -- A cheating scandal within the U.S. Air Force's nuclear command involves nearly three dozen officers. The cheating on an exam involving intercontinental missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana was apparently done by text. The case involves 34 officers, 16 of whom actually cheated on the test, while the rest knew the answers had been shared and didn't report it. The Pentagon said it appears to be the largest cheating incident of its kind. The Air Force said all of those involved have been disciplined and are no longer certified to conduct nuclear operations. Malmstrom Air Force base is the home of the Global Strike Command.