Este es un foro dedicado a las Fuerzas Armadas Mexicanas así como de los diferentes Cuerpos de Policía y demás entes que se dedican a la Seguridad interna de México.

Cascada de errores en la Fuerzas Nucleares de E.U.


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Cascada de errores en la Fuerzas Nucleares de E.U.

Mensaje por Rogersukoi27 el 13/10/2013, 2:29 pm

Entre comportamientos permisivos, y posturas intolerantes,  tanto personal
a cargo de operar y ejecutar lanzamientos,  como a los Jefes militares removidos
por conducta indebida de esta fuerza estratégica,  pareciera que no hay orden
y disciplina en sus mandos.  
  Dificil imaginar que estemos viviendo en un momento donde las personalidades
de estos individuos, puedan poner al mundo de cabeza por un desbalance
en su comportamiento, o la permisividad de sus actitudes.
 Esta de lache  ver la perdida de confianza en los responsables de tales armas.
 ¿Como estarán los reemplazos?  Dificil imaginar que quienes comandaron estos puestos
de mando estrategico, sean veteranos de la guerra de irak.  Con tanto loco desajustado,
solo falta un ___dejo con iniciativa para desmadrar y tensionar un conflicto global. La investigación de sus comportamientos, sigue en investigación por otras 3 semanas. 

US Nuclear Force Faces a Cascade of Missteps
Oct 12, 2013
Associated Press| by Robert Burns

WASHINGTON - First it was bad attitudes among young officers in nuclear missile launch centers. Now it's alleged bad behavior by two of the nuclear arsenal's top commanders.
Together the missteps spell trouble for a nuclear force doubted by some for its relevance, defended by others as vital to national security and now compelled to explain how the firing of key commanders this week should not shake public confidence.
The Air Force on Friday fired Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was in charge of its nuclear missiles. Two days earlier the Navy sacked Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the second-in-command at U.S. Strategic Command, which writes the military's nuclear war plans and would transmit launch orders should the nation ever go to nuclear war.
In an Associated Press interview Friday, the nation's most senior nuclear commander, Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler, said he told his bosses, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Joint Chiefs chairman, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, that despite the two "unfortunate behavioral incidents," the nuclear force is stable.

"I still have 100 percent confidence that the nation's nuclear deterrent force is safe, secure and effective," Kehler said from his Strategic Command headquarters in Nebraska.

Together, the Carey and Giardina dismissals add a new dimension to a set of serious problems facing the military's nuclear force.
The ICBM segment in particular has had several recent setbacks, including a failed safety and security inspection at a base in Montana in August, followed by the firing of the colonel there in charge of security forces. In May, The Associated Press revealed that 17 Minuteman 3 missile launch control officers at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., had been taken off duty in a reflection of what one officer there called "rot" inside the ICBM force.
In an inspection that the Air Force publicly termed a "success," the AP disclosed that launch crews at Minot scored the equivalent of a "D" grade on missile operations. In June the officer in charge of training and proficiency of Minot's missile crews was fired.
The sidelined launch officers were "not taking the job seriously enough," causing their bosses to worry that they failed to understand what it takes to "stay up to speed" on nuclear missile operations, the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Mark Welsh, told Congress in May. What it boiled down to, he said, was a lack of "proper attitude."
On Friday the Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said.
The Air Force would not specify what Carey did to get fired, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.
On Wednesday the Navy said Giardina was relieved of command amid an investigation of gambling issues. He was demoted from three- to two-star rank and reassigned to a Navy staff job until the Naval Criminal Investigative Service probe is completed.
The U.S. has been shrinking the size of its nuclear arsenal for many years; it is comprised of long-range missiles aboard submarines, long-range bombers and ICBMs. As of Oct. 1 the U.S. had 1,688 deployed strategic nuclear warheads, which Washington is obliged to reduce to 1,550 by 2018 under the New START treaty with Russia.
As the arsenal has grown smaller, questions about management of the force have loomed larger. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in August that the Air Force must refocus on its nuclear mission. He urged it to "hold failed leadership" accountable and to "recommit itself from the top down" to the mission of safely operating nuclear weapons.
The decision to sack Carey was made by Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, which is in charge of all Air Force nuclear weapons, including bombers. The case appears to be unrelated to that of Giardina, but the two men are associated in the chain of responsibility for U.S. nuclear weapons.
Carey did not report directly to Giardina, but the ICBMs under Carey's command would, in the event of war, receive their launch commands through Strategic Command, where Giardina had been the deputy commander since December 2011. By coincidence, Kowalski, who fired Carey, has been nominated to succeed Giardina at Strategic Command. The Senate has not yet confirmed Kowalski.
Kowalski selected the vice commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, to temporarily replace Carey.
"It's unfortunate that I've had to relieve an officer who's had an otherwise distinctive career spanning 35 years of commendable service," Kowalski said in a written statement from his headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
An internal email obtained by the AP on Friday said the allegations against Carey stem from an inspector general probe of his behavior while on an unspecified "temporary duty assignment." The email said the allegations are not related to the operational readiness of the ICBM force or recent failed inspections of ICBM units.
At a Pentagon news conference, an Air Force spokesman, Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, would not provide details about the alleged misbehavior by Carey except to say it does not involve sexual misconduct, drug use, adultery or criminal activity.
Later the Air Force said the investigation should be finished in three to six weeks.
"There was misbehavior such that (Kowalski) decided that it didn't exemplify the trust and responsibilities required of a commander who is responsible for the nuclear force," Kodlick said.
Separately, two senior defense officials with knowledge of the allegations told the AP that they are at least partly related to alcohol use. The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were was not authorized to discuss an internal investigation that is not yet finished.
Carey began his Air Force career in the enlisted ranks in 1978. He was commissioned as an officer in 1983 and is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He took command of the ICBM force, at 20th Air Force headquarters at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., in June 2012.

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Re: Cascada de errores en la Fuerzas Nucleares de E.U.

Mensaje por Rogersukoi27 el 13/6/2014, 6:04 pm

Entre confidencialidad y sigilo de los eventos posibles a una catastrofe o amenaza nuclear,
este evento de 1961, tuvo posiblidades de tener una ecatombe de 3.9 megas, comparada
con la de 0.1 y 0.2 megas de Hiroshima y Nagasaki.

Esperemos ver las revelaciones del resto de situaciones NEAR MISS subsecuentes a esa fecha. 

Dos bombas nucleares casi arrasan con Carolina del Norte, según un informe

En 1961 dos bombas cayeron en la ciudad de Goldsboro, pero fallas mecánicas evitaron una catástrofe peor que la de Hiroshima o Nagasaki

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(CNN en Español) — En una noche de enero de 1961, un bombardero de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos se partió en dos mientras volaba sobre Carolina del Norte. Desde el centro del B-52 cayeron dos bombas, dos bombas nucleares que se estrellaron contra el suelo cerca de la ciudad de Goldsboro.

Un desastre peor que la devastación causada en Hiroshima y Nagasaki pudo haber ocurrido en los Estados Unidos esa noche. Pero no fue así, gracias a una serie de pasos en falso afortunados.

Documentos desclasificados que el Archivo de Seguridad Nacional publicó esta semana ofrecieron nuevos detalles sobre el incidente. El llamativo titular lee: "Bomba multimegatones estaba prácticamente 'armada' cuando se estrelló contra la tierra".

O, como el secretario de Defensa Robert McNamara expuso en ese entonces: "Por un margen mínimo de probabilidad, debido a que literalmente dos cables fallaron en cruzarse, se evitó una explosión nuclear".

El incidente de Goldsboro

El B-52 volaba sobre Carolina del Norte el 24 de enero de 1961, cuando se presentó un "fallo en el ala derecha", indicó el informe.

Cuando el avión se desintegró, las dos bombas cayeron en picada hacia el suelo. El paracaídas se abrió con una de las bombas, pero no lo hizo con la otra.

"El impacto de la desintegración del avión inició la secuencia de espoletas para ambas bombas", decía el resumen de los documentos.

En otras palabras, las dos armas estuvieron alarmantemente cerca de detonar.

Arma 1, la bomba cuyo paracaídas se abrió, aterrizó intacta. Afortunadamente, los pasadores de seguridad que proporcionaban energía de un generador al arma habían sido retirados, lo que evitó que se detonara.

Arma 2, la segunda bomba con el paracaídas sin abrir, aterrizó en una caída libre. El impacto del choque la puso en la posición de "armado". Afortunadamente -una vez más- dañó otra parte de la bomba necesaria para iniciar una explosión.

Catástrofe evitada

El incidente fue detallado por primera vez el año pasado en el libro "Comando y Control" de Eric Schlosser. Los documentos publicados esta semana dieron detalles adicionales escalofriantes.

Ocho miembros de la tripulación estaban a bordo del avión esa noche. Cinco sobrevivieron al accidente.

"Pude ver tres o cuatro paracaídas contra el resplandor de los restos", relató el copiloto, el mayor Richard Rardin, según un informe publicado por la Universidad de Carolina del Norte.

"Impacté contra unos árboles. Logré ver a la distancia unas luces y empecé a caminar".

Las bombas MK39 pesan 10,000 libras y su potencia explosiva era de 3.8 megatones. Compara eso con las bombas lanzadas en Hiroshima y Nagasaki: eran de 0.01 y 0.02 megatones.

Pero en ese entonces Rardin no sabía la gran catástrofe que se había evitado.

"Mi mayor dificultad para regresar eran los varios y diversos perros que me encontré en el camino".

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Re: Cascada de errores en la Fuerzas Nucleares de E.U.

Mensaje por Rogersukoi27 el 5/11/2016, 12:03 pm

Desde 1950, ha permanecido bajo el mar, un dispositivo nuclear MARK IV no conectado ni activo, el cual fue lanzado en procedimiento de emergencia desde un B-36 en fase
de caida, el mismo que se accidento una vez desalojado por los tripulantes con
paracaidas, y haberse estrellado en un monte nevado en Canada.
El haberlo ocultado, no encontrado o abandonado la mision de recuperacion entonces,
pareciera de menor importancia, cuando el diseño en su tiempo, fue muy vigilado y
resguardado en plena guerra fria.

Ahora se espera que la Armada Canadiense, participe en su recuperacion, misma
que fue localizada en un accidental encuentro en practica deportiva de buceo en dichos
litorales. Una ralla mas al tigre de los dispositivos nucleares olvidados en accidentes aereos!!!

Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

Sean Smyrichinsky thought he saw a UFO when he encountered object that may have been abandoned by an American bomber before crash in British Columbia
lost nuke
The Mark IV nuclear bomb that was released over the Pacific Ocean in 1950 after a US air force flight’s engines caught fire during a simulated drop. Photograph:
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The Canadian navy will be heading to the coast of British Columbia to investigate claims that a diver may have come across “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV bomb that went missing after an American B-36 bomber crashed in the region during the cold war.

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Diver Sean Smyrichinsky was wrapping up a day of diving near Haida Gwaii, an archipelago 80km west of the coast of British Columbia, when he stumbled across what may be the remains of the world’s first known “broken arrow” – the code name for accidents involving American nuclear weapons.

“I was just looking for fish for the next day. I figured I would do a little reconnaissance dive looking around and on my dive I got pretty far from my boat,” he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “And then I found something that I had never, ever seen before.”

The object was huge, he said, measuring around 12 feet long. “It resembled a bagel cut in half, and then around the circle of the bagel these bolts all molded into it, like half spheres. It was the strangest thing I had ever seen.”

He came out of the water, excitedly describing the bowl-shaped object and its bolts that were bigger than basketballs. “I started telling my crew: ‘My God, I found a UFO.’” He sketched a rough outline of what he had seen on a napkin.

Smyrichinsky started asking around, curious if anyone else had ever come across the mysterious object. “Nobody had ever seen it before or heard of it. Nobody ever dives there,” he told the Vancouver Sun. “Then some old-timer said: ‘Oh, you might have found that bomb.’”

It was a reference to the Mark IV, a 10-foot, blimp-shaped nuclear bomb weighing some five tonnes and which went missing over the Pacific during a US air force B-36 training flight on 13 February 1950.

According to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, the intercontinental bomber had left an air base in Alaska for a mission that included a simulated drop on San Francisco when three of the plane’s six engines caught fire.

The crew was forced to abandon the bomber but US air force reports said they first jettisoned the bomb over the Pacific. The US military said the lost bomb was a dummy capsule – packed with lead rather than the plutonium core needed for an atomic explosion.

The bomber disappeared from the radar screen just before midnight. Days later, 12 of the 17 men onboard were found alive. The plane, set to autopilot by the crew before they parachuted out of the aircraft, crashed into the snow-covered mountains of northern British Columbia.

The parallels between what he had seen and the story of the lost nuke sent Smyrichinsky searching online. “And sure enough, there was a story about this lost bomb,” he told CBC.

An image turned up a photo resembling what he had seen. “A big circle with these balls, I had no idea that particular bomb contained all these big balls, bigger than basketballs.” A further search suggested that the balls – each some 20 inches across, he said – were home to the explosive stored in the Mark IV.

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The bomber had crashed some 50 miles south of where he had been diving. “I’m right in the right area and it looks like it could be a piece of that thing,” he said. “What else could it possibly be? I was thinking UFO, but probably not a UFO, right?”

Smyrichinsky detailed his find in an email to Canada’s department of national defence, who told him they were looking into the matter with “keen interest”.

The Canadian Armed Forces said on Friday that a Canadian navy ship would be deployed in the coming weeks to investigate the object. Government records indicate that the lost bomb was a dummy and poses little risk of nuclear detonation, said a spokesperson.

“Nonetheless we do want to be sure and we do want to investigate it further,” he said. A team specialising in unexploded ordnance will determine what risk, if any, the object poses and whether it should be retrieved from its resting place or left as is, he added.

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Re: Cascada de errores en la Fuerzas Nucleares de E.U.

Mensaje por Von Leunam el 5/11/2016, 12:07 pm

Y justamente hacían mención de los accidentes que involucraron bombas nucleares en otro tema.

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