Common Drunks Driving U.S. Nukes Across Country
Being a government worker is basically the greatest thing ever. Whether you're fisting an infant child for the TSA or drunkenly driving truckloads of live nuclear weapons through the American Heartland, the important thing is you get to retire in 20 years with a giant pension:
The U.S. Energy Department's watchdog says government agents hired to drive nuclear weapons and components in trucks sometimes got drunk on the job, including an incident last year when two agents were detained by police at a local bar during a convoy mission.[CBS News]
The Energy Department's assistant inspector general, Sandra D. Bruce, said her office reviewed 16 alcohol-related incidents involving agents, candidate-agents and others from the government's Office of Secure Transportation between 2007 through 2009. A new report Monday said the incidents "indicate a potential vulnerability" in what it described as a "critical national security mission."