Kopp said nine officers had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a January briefing by US Space Force Lt. Col. Daniel Seebek.
Sibek said one of them died and four continue to serve. The lieutenant colonel stressed that the large number of sick officers caused particular concern. It is noted that approximately 3,300 people serve at the Malmström military base, of which 400 are rocket fighters. He explained that the incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Kopp noted that the rocket men were descending in locked elevators deep below, toward the operational bunker, which was surrounded by a thick wall of concrete and steel. According to her, sometimes they are forced to stay there for several days in order to be able to turn the launch keys at any time by order of the president.
It was previously reported that the United States is developing weapons to quickly destroy Russia’s nuclear forces.
It was clarified that the Pentagon is relying on a massive preemptive strike by non-nuclear means. Now all US efforts are aimed at developing a new universal weapon designed to replace ICBMs.