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Headlines – May 26, 2017

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News U.S. Navy conducts first South China Sea navigation under President Trump – The Pentagon conducted a Navy patrol in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said May 24, the first such operation under President Donald Trump designed to send a signal to China about U.S. intentions to keep critical sea lanes open in the…

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News Briefs – May 26, 2017

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U.S., Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is in charge of U.S. air…

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Headlines – May 24, 2017

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News As Trump weighs more troops in Afghanistan, some in Congress seek to freeze his funding – As the Trump administration contemplates sending additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a bipartisan group in Congress has demanded a floor debate on the war’s endgame and whether it remains in America’s interest to remain engaged there militarily.  …

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News Briefs – May 24, 2017

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Wal-Mart expands military leave-of-absence policy Wal-Mart announced May 23 that it’s expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days. The Bentonville, Ark.,-based company said in a news release that the differential pay will cover the duration of military leave, including…

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Headlines – May 22, 2017

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News North Korea Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile – North Korea fired a missile May 21, a week after its successful test of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, South Korean officials said.     Business Exec who was touted to become Leonardo’s new CEO leaves firm – A senior manager and longtime employee has left Italy’s…

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News Briefs – May 22, 2017

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N. Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test, Seoul says North Korea on May 21 fired a ballistic missile from an area near its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea’s military said, in the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. The missile was fired from an area near…

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Headlines – May 19, 2017

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News NATO top brass recommend joining anti-ISIS coalition – NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.     Business Textron’s Fury hits moving vehicle in demo – Textron’s Fury, a lightweight precision-guided glide munition, successfully took out moving targets at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.,…

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News Briefs – May 19, 2017

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NATO top brass recommend joining anti-IS coalition NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group. U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded that NATO do more to combat terrorism. NATO Military Committee head General Petr Pavel said May 17Wednesday that “there is a merit for NATO…

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Supreme Court decides Howell v. Howell

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On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Howell v. Howell, No. 15-1031, holding that where a veteran waives retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits, federal law preempts state courts from ordering the veteran to indemnify their divorced spouse for the loss of that spouse’s portion of the veteran’s retirement pay. “We’re pleased…

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Headlines – May 17, 2017

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News ‘Areas of active hostilities:’ Trump’s troubling increases to Obama’s wars – The Defense Department is quietly scrambling to define a little-known term coined by the Obama administration that conveys vast authority over how and where it can fight wars, fearing that existing ambiguities could make military commanders less accountable and more liable under the…

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