Our Orwellian Pentagon

AP

At least the replacement of Rear Admiral John Kirby as the Pentagon’s spokesman by a civilian, Peter Cook, has had this continuing benefit: when Cook shimmies and prevaricates and generally makes a mockery of plain speaking, we can console ourselves that it’s no longer a man in uniform so debasing himself.

Inside the Ring: Stealth Bomber Race Underway

USS Theodore Roosevelt

The Pentagon announced last week it is developing a new strategic bomber that will carry both nuclear and conventional weapons, as both China and Russia are engaged in similar stealth bomber programs. The U.S. bomber, currently named Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, eventually will be called the B-3 when the first aircraft are deployed in the mid-2020s.