The residents in a northwestern North Dakota town apparently took the news in stride that an Air Force ICBM transport truck had overturned near Parshall last week. According to an Associated Press Aug. 2 report, the talk of the town was everything but the missile incident. For instance, resident Arlene Zacher told AP, that missile transport in the area by USAF airmen is routine, adding, “If there is a problem, they will take care of it. They do a very good job.”
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.