Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The Air Force will more carefully screen future candidates for nuclear commander positions as a result of the recent firing of the two-star general overseeing land-based nuclear missiles, the general in charge of the service said Wednesday. Welsh told reporters, including the addition of an Internet search of the person's name that could turn up any damaging information.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Air Force will more carefully screen future candidates for nuclear commander positions as a result of the recent firing of the two-star general overseeing land-based nuclear missiles, the general in charge of the service said Wednesday. Welsh told reporters, including the addition of an Internet search of the person's name that could turn up any damaging information.
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WASHINGTON — The Air Force has decided it must "add more vigor" to its screening of candidates for senior nuclear command, adding closer looks at health records and Internet searches for potentially damaging personal information about candidates who also have long military careers, the Air Force's top general said Wednesday.

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