Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson last week in New York City extolled the virtue of a military draft, saying the American society would benefit. Associated Press news service quickly circulated his remarks on the draft, whereupon the VA issued a disclaimer, saying his comments “may have been misconstrued” and that he does not support a return to the draft. The Bush Administration repeatedly has affirmed its no draft status.
March 4, 2024
The Air Force has published images of an operational hypersonic Air-Launched Rapid-Response Weapon (ARRW) in Guam; a disclosure possibly meant to send a message to China but which raises questions about the future of the ARRW, which the Air Force insists it is not planning to procure in quantity.