Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, Air Force, gestures as he testifies during the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The ... more 
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, Air Force, gestures as he testifies during the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control and, if necessary, launch nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Carolyn Kaster
Wed, May 8, 2013 5:42 PM EDT