Pentagon may have forced Bush to quit flying in ’72

by on March 15th, 2004

Military rules used in 1974 to ground two Washington Air National Guard airmen with access to nuclear weapons also applied to a Texas Air National Guard unit where Lt. George W. Bush was a fighter pilot.

Some military researchers and a former Texas Guard lieutenant colonel believe the stringent regulations — known as the Human Reliability Program — may have been invoked to stop Bush from flying Texas Air National Guard jets in 1972.

Mike Thomas