Navy Investigating Alleged Cheating By Nuclear Trainees

February 4, 2014

The Navy is investigating alleged cheating on tests by sailors training on nuclear reactors and propulsion at a Navy school, senior navy officials at the Pentagon tell NPR’s Tom Bowman.

The extent of the cheating is unknown, but the AP reports that the cheating did not involve nuclear weapons so it “is not comparable to the Air Force’s investigation of alleged cheating by officers who operate land-based nuclear missiles.”

As we’ve reported, the Air Force cheating scandal has implicated 92 nuclear officers and cost the Air Force general in charge of the nuclear missile force his job.

The Navy has scheduled a press conference later this afternoon. We’ll update this post once we know more.

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