Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) released the following statement concerning disciplinary action taken against six generals and nine colonels in connection with the misshipment of nuclear components to Taiwan: 

 “Maintaining proper institutional safeguards on our nation’s nuclear arsenal is a critical mission. The disciplinary actions announced today are regrettable, but are necessary to address recent leadership failures.  The Air Force must now focus on improving its security culture to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.”