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Published May 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

General Mark A. Welsh III

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, Air Force, pauses 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)
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