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ID:

640

Date:

2011-08-02

Headline:

Air Force suspends ethics course that used Bible passages to train missile launch officers

Reporter's name:

Jason Ukman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post: Checkpoint Washington

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

For twenty years, nuclear missile officers at Vandenberg Air Force Base (California) were given an ethics course which cited some religious figures and philosophies in a misleading fashion to justify war. When TruthOut.org published some current course material, including a PowerPoint presentation, the Air Force halted the training.)

Notes:

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation used FOIA to obtain a copy of the training materials.

Keywords:

Department of Defense, DOD, Air Force, USAF, ethics, Vandenberg, Vandenberg AFB, nuclear, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Truthout.org

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/air-force-suspends-ethics-course-that-used-bible-passages-to-train-missile-launch-officers/2011/08/02/gIQAv6V2pI_blog.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

CA

Categories:

civil rights
military


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