(FOX NEWS) The two-star general in charge of all Air Force nuclear missiles was fired Friday following a probe into alleged personal misbehavior — just days after another key official overseeing U.S. nuclear power was relieved of duty.

The Air Force announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles — a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country.

The circumstances of Carey’s firing were shrouded in mystery. A senior U.S. Defense official said he was fired over “conduct.” Officials said it did not have to do with gambling, or the loss of a nuclear weapon, or sexual misconduct.

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