GOP lawmakers immediately blasted the President’s plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying it neglects to provide enough details on where to transfer detainees inside the United States. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a statement the President’s plan is a “vague menu of options” and doesn’t attempt to answer the hardest question of where to put the most dangerous detainees. McCain promised a series of hearings on the proposal, while House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said his committee will give it a fair hearing even though he said the plan appears to be “more about an attempt to fulfill a campaign promise instead of a concrete plan. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on military construction, said in a statement the plan will be blocked in Congress and he would work to disallow any transfer of the detainees to the US? Democratic lawmakers, such as Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Jack Reed (D-R.I.), say the plan is responsible and deserves careful consideration.
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…