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Historic experimental airplane lost in crash

Posted April 23, 2019 by by Peter W. Merlin

A one-of-a-kind 1940s-vintage experimental airplane crashed shortly after noon on April 22, killing the pilot. The Northrop N9MB was the sole remaining example of its type, one of four subscale technology demonstrators built during World War II to prove flight control techniques for a proposed flying wing bomber.

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Headlines – April 22, 2019

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News Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case – The military judge overseeing the court-martial proceedings for accused SEAL war criminal Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward “Eddie” Gallagher has ruled that information gleaned from his seized cell phones can be used as evidence by the prosecution.   Russia would be Turkey’s ‘first…

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News Briefs – April 22, 2019

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U.S. gives 3 Black Hawk helicopters to Albania military Albania’s Defense Ministry says the United States has provided three Black Hawk helicopters to bolster its military capacities. A statement April 20 said Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, who is visiting the United States, signed the deal at the New Jersey National Guard. Helicopters are part of…

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Headlines – April 19, 2019

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News Leaked documents provide details about Green Beret’s death involving Navy SEALs, Marine Raiders – Since an Article 32 hearing was postponed in March for the two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders charged with murder in the death of a Green Beret in Mali, no new public information about the case has been released….

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News Briefs – April 19, 2019

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Trump vetoes measure to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill Congress passed to end U.S. military assistance in the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen. In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop U.S. involvement…

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Headlines – April 17, 2019

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News Army secretary reveals weapons wish list for war with China, Russia – U.S. Army leaders revealed April 16 that they are briefing top military commanders about new weapons being built specifically for “high-intensity conflict” against China and Russia, in a new effort to assure that they could provide vital firepower for those potential battlefields…

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News Briefs – April 17, 2019

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U.S. airstrike kills top IS group leader in northern Somalia The U.S. military and a Somali official said April 15 that a U.S. airstrike killed a senior leader of the Islamic State in Somalia group that has led attacks in northern Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command said in statement that it carried out an airstrike…

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Headlines – April 15, 2019

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News Taliban announce spring offensive amid Afghan peace push – The Taliban on April 12 announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the U.S. and Afghan politicians try to negotiate for a peace settlement with the Islamist militants.   Navy Judge says SEAL charged with war crimes threatened to kill teammate who turned him…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2019

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Virgin Orbit satellite-launching plane to take off from Guam A company owned by British billionaire Richard Branson is picking Guam as a site for its airplane-launched satellite service. Virgin Orbit plans to launch small satellites from a rocket released by a customized Boeing 747. It has another site in California. The company said April 11…

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In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

Posted April 15, 2019 by John Antczak

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen.

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