A communications malfunction at a Wyoming Air Force base knocked 50 intercontinental nuclear ballistic missiles — one-ninth of the U.S. land-based arsenal — offline for 45 minutes Saturday. There was no chance of accidental launch and no sign anyone hacked into the system, officials say.
The glitch in the underground cable system linking launch control centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base to the missile silos affected one-ninth of the U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile force, a key part of the nation's nuclear arsenal, officials said
On this week's "Real Time," Bill Maher argues that before Palin is president and Massachusetts is viewed as a security threat, this nuclear "glitch" is probably something worth resolving.