In the United States the veil of mystery surrounding the Titan missile silo explosion continued on Monday (22 September) as Air Force and Pentagon officials left the area with a heavily guarded truck convoy.
GV Truck carrying nuclear warhead from Titan missile involved in accident at Damascus Arkansas, USA.
AV Truck with lead containers on the try travelling down motorway.
SV Truck on motorway. (2 SHOTS)
GARDENER: "The convoy of military vehicles, country and state police officers moved away form the missile silo complex early this morning. The Air Force has continued its policy of secrecy and would not confirm, nor deny that the object on the rear of the large flat-bed truck was indeed the 9-megaton nuclear warhead believed to have been blown off the top f the missile that exploded early Friday morning. There were two lead containers on the flat-bed, marked "do not drop". State police were reportedly notified just 40 minutes before the truck left the missile silo that an escort was needed. Arkansas public safety director, Sam Tatem, had asked the Air Force for four hours notice. The warhead is said to be the most powerful one in the US nuclear arsenal. It will apparently be stored in a bunker at the Little Rock Air Force base. The Air Force has not said what will be done with the device now, or how long it will remain here. Ron Gardener for NBC News, Little Rock."
REPORTER: RON GARDENER
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Background: In the United States the veil of mystery surrounding the Titan missile silo explosion continued on Monday (22 September) as Air Force and Pentagon officials left the area with a heavily guarded truck convoy. Speculation has it that the convoy transported the Titan's nuclear warhead away from the missile site. NBC's Ron Gardener watched it move off.