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Headlines – October 28, 2015

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News : Budget deal gives DOD stability, almost all its money – A sweeping new two-year budget deal unveiled by the White House and congressional leaders late Oct. 27 would give Pentagon planners the fiscal stability they have been begging for, but falls about $5 billion short of what they hoped to receive in fiscal…

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News Briefs – December 7, 2015

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Military identifies two pilots killed in helicopter crash The Army has identified two pilots killed in a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell, Ky. Fort Campbell said in a news release Dec. 4 the pilots were 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, and 32-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin…

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News Briefs – January 13, 2016

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Classified documents prompt wrangling in Bowe Bergdahl case An Army judge is considering how to handle thousands of documents — many of them classified — that will be part of the case against a soldier who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared Jan. 12 before Col. Jeffery Nance, an Army judge,…

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News Briefs – February 17, 2016

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Iranian defense minister in Moscow to boost military ties The Iranian defense minister is visiting Moscow for talks about closer military cooperation. Gen. Hossein Dehghan met Feb. 16 with President Vladimir Putin and also held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu. Shoigu hailed a “high level of mutual trust” between Moscow and Tehran and…

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Headlines – March 21, 2016

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News More Marines headed to Iraq to fight ISIS after rocket attack – The U.S. is sending a detachment of Marines to Iraq following a deadly attack on a coalition base in northern Iraq that left one Marine dead and eight more injured.     Business DCNS targets Australian frigate tender – Rand Corp., a…

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News Briefs – April 20, 2016

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General says it’s cheaper for American forces to be in Korea The four-star Army general picked to lead American forces in Korea says it’s less expensive to keep U.S. troops stationed in South Korea than in the United States. In testimony April 19, Gen. Vincent Brooks tallied up the financial load South Korea carries in…

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Headlines – May 23, 2016

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News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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Headlines – June 22, 2016

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News Pentagon close to repealing transgender ban – A Pentagon policy allowing transgender troops to serve openly is in the final stages of approval and is expected to be released within weeks, according to Defense Department sources.     Business For defense firms, Brexit could be Europe’s sequester – A British departure from the European…

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News Briefs – July 27, 2016

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Stepping in for weak ASEAN, Japan, Australia, U.S. chide China The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area. A joint…

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Carter: U.S. Servicemember’s death shows more work lies ahead

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An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member near Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Aug. 23, and wounded another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers, officials of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said. In a statement announcing the incident, officials said the service member was killed conducting activities with Afghan counterparts under NATO…

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