An American general who once was in charge of hundreds of the nation's nuclear ballistic missiles was fired after a drunken trip to Moscow, according to a recent report.
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, the former commander of the 20th Air Force, was relieved of command in October on charges of unspecified misbehavior, but an Air Force report released Thursday revealed details of a business trip to Russia where the “misbehavior” occurred.
According to the report, Carey's antics during the trip includes:
- Drinking so much alcohol during the course of the trip that “one witness was concerned that Maj Gen. Carey needed assistance standing.”
- Frequently making rude remarks to his fellow delegates and his Russian hosts, including embarrassing comments on Syria and NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
- Repeatedly attempting to play with the band at a Russian bar.
- Associating with two foreign women that the report describes as “suspect.”
Since being relieved, Carey has served as special assistance to the commander of Air Force Space Command, where he has no responsibility for nuclear weapons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.