Are US Nukes Safe? Breach in Europe!


US keeps harping about security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. Maybe it had better pay attention to its own Nuclear security procedures. If it isn’t up to the job, we would be glad to keep them for safekeeping 😛

Federation of American Scientists Strategic Security Blog has reported a security breach in Belgium where US currently deploys 10-20 nuclear weapons.

For details, visit this link
US Nuclear Weapons Site in Europe Breached

A group of people last week managed to penetrate deep onto Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium where the U.S. Air Force currently deploys 10-20 nuclear bombs.

Fortunately, the people were not terrorists but peace activists…

The activists penetrated nearly one kilometer onto the base over more than an hour before a single armed security guard appeared and asked what they were doing.

The security personnel confiscated cameras, but the activists removed the memory card first and smuggled it out of the base. Ahem…

Short vid in above link as well. Ok, to be fair, they didn’t get close to the nukes, but they did breach the base where they are housed and walked around for about a hour. And managed to sneak the memory card. If a US journalist had been able to smuggle a vid of their stroll around Pakistani nukes base, wouldn’t the American military, govt. and media be going crazy about disarming Pakistan?

UPDATE EDIT:Yes, It’s the Other Area
Jeffrey Lewis (Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation) blogs more about the incident. The activists didn’t make it to the ‘real’ nuke site, but they did breach security of the base and technically were ‘near’ the real nuke site.

Previously,
U.S. Energy Department Cannot Account for Nuclear Materials at 15 Locations

Air Force officials ousted over nuclear gaffes
Top Two US Air Force Officials Resign

Secret US Nuke Site List Accidentally Published Online by US Gov.
Not top secret, it is public domain, but somebody messed up nevertheless.
Confidential list of US nuke sites ends up on Wikileaks
‘Embarrassing’ mistake puts US nuke list online

Related Posts,
Indian Nuclear Security?

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