Another PR Victory for VA: According to Government Executive, Veterans Affairs argued before Congress last week that allowing veterans to use lawyers to navigate the VA maze of regulations would simply add unnecessary expense to the VA program—in effect draining dollars from veteran’s benefits. However, others would disagree. Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and sponsor of the legislation that would overturn a Civil War-era policy prohibiting veterans from using lawyers, believes that the measure has solid and growing support. He noted among those speaking in favor of the bill was Donald Ivers, a former chief judge for the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…