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Colonel David Lynch, commander of a nuclear weapons unit at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, was relieved by military leaders, following a failed safety and security inspection that marked the second major misstep this year for one of the military’s most sensitive missions.

Lynch will transition into retirement, base spokesman Sgt. Robert Biermann said Sunday. Lynch’s command included the 341st Missile Wing, which operates land-based nuclear missiles known as 450 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The unit failed a review of its adherence to rules that ensure the safety, security and control of its nuclear weapons.

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