Nuclear Military Officer Relieved for 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who commanded part of U.S. nuclear arsenal, was relieved of duty.
3:00 | 12/20/13

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A shocking report on the military officer who commanded a critical part of america's nuclear arsenal. We learned that major general michael carey was relieved of command earlier this year, after his wild behavior on a trip to russia raised questions about possible breaches of national security. Martha raddatz joins us from washington with the details. Good morning, martha. Reporter: Good morning, george. This is a tale of out-of-control drinking, frater newsing until the wee hours with two suspicious foreign women in russia. And conduct that left his aides and colleagues stunned. This is an air force two-star general, who commanded our nation's arsenal of nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles. 450 of them and close to 10,000 people. The behavior began in zurich on the way to a security exercise in moscow. An inspector general's report said major general carey appeared drunk and was bragging loudly about the importance of his command. And how he, quote, saves the world from war every day. But he gets worse once he arrives in moscow. Dancing, drinking, slurring his words. Here are a few choice descriptions from staff. He was not totally coherent. And did not have all of his faculties. He needed assistance standing and was frequently rude to both his fellow delegates and to his russian hosts. In addition, he met two women, who the next day he described to colleagues as hot, george. That's some weekend. Martha, that gentleman is still in the air force, even though he's been relieved of the nuclear commander duties. We'll wrap up all of the politics on "this week."

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