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Headlines – November 15, 2017

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News U.S. House calls military’s role in Yemen civil war unauthorized – The U.S. House unanimously passed a non-binding resolution Nov. 13 asserting U.S. military assistance to Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels is not covered by previous war authorizations.     Business Raytheon: Saudi-based Patriots intercepted over 100 missiles since 2015 – Saudi Arabia-based…

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News Briefs – November 15, 2017

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101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident. The Department of Defense said in a news release Nov. 12 that 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, of…

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EU launches new era in defense cooperation

Posted November 15, 2017 by Lorne Cook

European Union countries on Nov. 13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the EU confront its security challenges. Twenty-three of the EU’s 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Britain, which is…

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Headlines – November 13, 2017

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News Green Beret discovered SEALs’ illicit cash – then he was killed – The story surrounding the slaying of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar keeps unraveling, starting with the SEALs-turned-suspects’ assertion that the soldier was drunk the night he died.   U.S. Air Force official confirms rumors of F-35 talks with UAE – The U.S. Defense…

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News Briefs – November 13, 2017

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Southern California plant flourishing under bomber program PALMDALE, Calif.–Call it the bomber boom. A Northrop Grumman contract to build top-secret B-21 stealth bombers has brought more than a thousand new employees to the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles. The U.S. Air Force contract for 100 of the bat-winged aircraft is estimated to run about…

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Headlines – November 10, 2017

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News Congress’ $700 billion defense authorization adds 20,000 troops, rejects Space Corps – Congressional negotiators on Nov. 8 agreed on a $700 billion defense authorization plan for fiscal 2018, including a 2.4 percent pay raise for troops and a boost in military end strength of more than 20,000 service members.     Business Nuclear-powered subs,…

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News Briefs – November 10, 2017

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Morocco launches first spy satellite, gets strategic boost MARRAKECH, Morocco–Morocco has launched its first observation satellite, to be used for military activities, surveillance of its borders and coastline and monitoring desertification in the region. The Mohammed VI-A satellite was launched Nov. 8 from Kourou, French Guiana, in the presence of prominent Moroccan figures. It will…

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House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for Pentagon

Posted November 10, 2017 by Richard Lardner

House and Senate negotiators have agreed on an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon in the 2018 fiscal year, a dramatic increase over the amount President Donald Trump sought as lawmakers aim to restock what they say is a depleted U.S. military. Details of the legislation are scheduled to be…

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U.S. could have almost 16,000 troops in Afghanistan next year

Posted November 10, 2017 by Lolita C. Baldor

BRUSSELS–The expected deployment of hundreds more U.S. Army trainers to Afghanistan early next year will probably increase the total number of American forces there to almost 16,000, according to U.S. officials. At least 15,000 U.S. forces are in Afghanistan, after President Donald Trump decided to send about 3,800 troops to the country this fall to…

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Headlines – November 8, 2017

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News Report: Full cost of U.S. wars overseas approaching $6 trillion – Overseas combat operations since 2001 have cost the United States an estimated $4.3 trillion so far, and trillions more in veterans benefits spending in years to come, according to the latest analysis from the Costs of War project.     Business Coming in…

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