As I said, it's not unreasonable speculation, yet still speculation. Also, the situation changed since then. Maybe back then the call for military reclaiming seemed to him like a way to prove his martial prowess and now defeating the Drifter threat would achieve just as much?
I personally feel that it's a big difference to write "Heir X will do Y" which is a statement of fact or to write something like "statements found on news indicate that Heir X will do Y". vOv
For my tastes, the articles are written too much like there are facts presented, especially about what he heirs will do in the future. And we can't really know that: There are no facts available about what they will do in the future, even if we can make educated guesses which are quite plausible. Use of the subjunctive mood would improve the article a lot at those points.