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News Briefs – September 23, 2016

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Military leaders from 106 countries meet in Rhode Island Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries have gathered in Rhode Island to talk about ways to address shared challenges and threats. The U.S. chief of naval operations is hosting the 22nd International Seapower Symposium Sept. 21-23 at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport….

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Headlines – October 31, 2016

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News China finally unveils its J-20 war plane – The war plane will be showcased at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai this week as Beijing flexes its long-range military muscles.     Business Raytheon to upgrade missile defense radars – Raytheon has been awarded a Missile Defense Agency contract modification…

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News Briefs – December 9, 2016

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Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Seas Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says it is highly unlikely the Philippines will allow the U.S. military to use the country as a springboard for its freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China. Lorenzana said Dec. 8…

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News Briefs – January 23, 2017

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British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO British Prime Minister Theresa May said Jan. 22 she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington. The White House’s invitation for May to…

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News Briefs – March 3, 2017

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Abu Dhabi hosts military drill amid Yemen war, Iran tensions A choreographed military exercise in the capital of the United Arab Emirates drew hundreds of cellphone-filming onlookers March 2 — but they weren’t the only intended audience for the re-enactment of a hostage rescue. The pinpoint parachute drop and fast-rope assault on a ship from…

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Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Posted April 7, 2017 by Ben Nuckols

CLINTON, Md.–A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed April 5 in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-story brick homes in the…

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Headlines – May 5, 2017

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News Appropriators cut $20 million from B-21 program in omnibus spending bill – The Air Force’s secretive B-21 bomber took a hit in the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill, with congressional appropriators stripping about $20 million from the program, budget documents show.     Business Sweden orders signals intelligence ship – Saab has been awarded…

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News Briefs – June 9, 2017

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Canada to increase military spending 70 percent in 10 years Canada’s defense chief announced June 7 the country plans a sharp increase in military spending. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said the budget will grow by 70 percent to reach $32.7 billion Canadian ($24.1 billion) in a decade. That means Canada would spend about 1.4 percent…

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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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Headlines – August 18, 2017

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News U.S. says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table – The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.     Business Trump disbands…

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