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Hagel To Visit Nebraska Missile Site

Hagel To Visit Nebraska Missile Site

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base in Nebraska, hoping to boost morale among those who operate, maintain and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles.

The last Pentagon chief to visit an ICBM base was Robert Gates in December 2008, when the Air Force was reeling from embarrassing lapses in its handling of nuclear weapons.

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