TODAY | January 16, 2014
>> force this morning, natalie has more on that.
>> this is a routine proficiency test that work with nuclear missiles . it's that test at the center of the biggest cheating scandal in air force history. jim is at the pentagon with more.
>> reporter: these jobs couldn't be more critical. these are the air force officers who literally have their fingers on the launching of the nuclear missiles . 34 have had their clearance suspended for cheating on the, ams that they have to take once a month to make sure they're up to the job. one of them passed along the answers to at least a dozen officers. they could be reenstatinstated if they take another chest. a major general was fired from his job after a drunken episode in moscow and this alleged cheating was found when the air force was investigating charges of illegal drug possession by some of those same officers.