AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - An Air Force Inspector General report is defending the use of secret cadet informants at the Air Force Academy.
The report says the mission of Air Force cadets is to graduate and using secret informants does not violate the academy's honor code.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the Air Force says one cadet was punished because he failed in that mission. The cadet has denied the allegations.
The report comes in response to a series of stories in The Gazette that disclosed how the Air Force uses a system of cadet informants who search out misconduct, wearing wires and using hidden cameras while deceiving their peers, professors and commanders that some say violates the cadet honor code.