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Headlines – July 21, 2017

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News U.S. Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who fought in the Vietnam War and against tough political adversaries, is facing the fight of his life against cancer.     Business L-3 CEO Michael Strianese to retire at end of year…

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News Briefs – July 21, 2017

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Air Force grounds cargo planes after landing gear glitches Landing gear problems have prompted the Air Force to temporarily ground a fleet of cargo planes that operate out of Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. The Air Force said in a statement Tuesday that the C-5 Galaxy planes experienced two malfunctions in 60 days. Both involved…

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Headlines – July 19, 2017

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News Space Corps could ‘disrupt’ DOD capabilities, warns Selva – Creating a new military branch focused solely on space could disrupt Pentagon capabilities and exacerbate existing issues rather than fixing them, the Defense Department’s No. 2 uniformed official warned July 18.     Business U.S. Army seeks internet-of-battlefield-things, distributed bot swarms – After nearly two…

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News Briefs – July 19, 2017

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U.S. to create independent military cyber command U.S. officials say the Trump administration is pushing ahead with Obama-era plans to create an independent military Cyber Command in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes. Currently the cyber command, which was created in 2009, is essentially part…

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Headlines – July 17, 2017

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News Iran dominates in Iraq after U.S. ‘handed the country over’ – Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.     Business Dubai firm saves Swedish drone maker from…

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News Briefs – July 17, 2017

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U.S. finalizing plans to revamp cyber command U.S. officials say that after months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation’s military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations. They say the intention is eventually to split it from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to…

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Marines, Sailor killed in KC-130T crash identified

Posted July 17, 2017 by by Maj. Andrew Aranda

It is with great regret that the Marine Corps announces the names of those who perished in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi July 10. Full name: Ryan M. Lohrey Pay entry base date: Sept. 26, 2007 Rank and date of rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class/ Dec. 16, 2012 Home of record: Middletown, Ind. Present…

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Headlines – July 14, 2017

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News White House against ‘Space Corps’ and other House plans, fueling policy bill debate – The Trump administration is registering more than two dozen objections to the House’s 2018 defense policy bill, including a new space-focused branch of the military.     Business GPS III Satellite Rematch Between Lockheed and Boeing Readied – The Air…

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News Briefs – July 14, 2017

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Remains of Vietnam MIA set for Montana arrival More than 48 years after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War, a Montana man is coming home. The Montana Standard reports Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton of Butte, whose remains were excavated from the crash site earlier this year and recently verified, are…

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General: Plane was at cruising altitude before problems, crash

Posted July 14, 2017 by Jeff Amy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ The military transport plane that slammed into soybean fields July 10 in the Mississippi Delta, killing 15 Marines and a Navy sailor, appears to have developed problems while high in the air, a Marine general said July 12. “Indications are something went wrong at cruise altitude,” Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James…

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