US general in charge of missiles fired for drinking, carousing : probe
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A two-star general who oversaw the US arsenal of intercontinental missiles was fired for allegedly drinking and carousing with women while leading a government delegation to Russia for talks on nuclear security, an inspector general report showed.
An internal investigation by the Inspector General of the Air Force, released on Thursday following a Freedom of Information Act request, showed that Major General Michael Carey was removed from his job as commander of the 20th Air Force in October for "conduct unbecoming a gentleman."
At the time the Air Force announced that Carey had been removed from his position, it did not reveal details of what the general was alleged to have done. Carey's removal was one in a string of high-profile firings of top US generals.
Carey's "indecorous" behavior is alleged to have taken place during an official trip the general led in July 2013 for US-Russian exercises and discussions related to nuclear security.