12 Jan 2014

US Air Force expands drug inquiry

5:50 am on 12 January 2014

The United States Air Force is investigating 10 officers - including nuclear launch control staff - for illegal drug possession.

Nine lieutenants and a captain at bases in the US and Britain have been implicated in the investigation.

The BBC reports they include two nuclear launch control officers at an air base in Montana.

The investigation was reportedly initiated with two officers at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the second-largest US Air Force base.