U.S. major general overseeing nuclear missiles to be fired -official

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The two-star U.S. general incharge of the Air Force's arsenal of intercontinental missileswill be fired due to "a loss of trust and confidence," aPentagon official told Reuters on Friday.

The exact reason for the removal of Major General MichaelCarey from his job as commander of the 20th Air Force was notimmediately clear. But the official, who spoke on condition ofanonymity, stressed that America's nuclear weapons were safe.

The decision to fire Carey was made by Lieutenant GeneralJames Kowalski, commander of the Air Force Global StrikeCommand, the official said.

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