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Headlines – January 23, 2019

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News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan – One U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan Jan. 22, U.S. officials said in a short press release.   U.S. House votes overwhelmingly to bar US exit from NATO – The U.S. House passed legislation the evening of Jan. 22 that seeks to bar President Donald Trump…

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News Briefs – January 23, 2019

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In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Jan. 21 that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming…

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Headlines – January 21, 2019

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News The Missile Defense Review is out. Will Congress fund it? – The Missile Defense Review, formally unveiled Jan. 17 at the Pentagon by President Donald Trump, calls for major investments from both new technologies and existing systems.   Trump says U.S. backs NATO ‘100%,’ after report he discussed withdrawal – Days after a report…

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News Briefs – January 21, 2019

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Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off the west coast city of Taichung on Jan. 17, while Mirage fighter jets took off amid rainy conditions from the air base at Hsinchu to the…

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Headlines – January 18, 2019

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News Space based interceptors, drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed – The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Jan. 17, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decade: laser technology, the F-35 as an…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2019

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Food pantry opens for employees at Coast Guard Academy A coalition of Coast Guard-related nonprofit groups has opened a pop-up food pantry at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to help Coast Guard and academy workers affected by the partial government shutdown. About 160 of the 260 government-funded nonessential employees at the New London, Conn.,-based academy…

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DOD identifies Operation Inherent Resolve casualties

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The Department of Defense announced Jan. 18 the deaths of one soldier, one sailor and one DOD civilian who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The deceased are:   Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Fla. Farmer was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky….

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U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Posted January 17, 2019 by by Bassem Mroue

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came…

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Headlines – January 16, 2019

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News For the first time in history, a US military service is working without pay – As Coast Guard paychecks went undelivered Jan. 15 as the result of an ongoing partial government shutdown, the service’s top officer urged its members to stay the course.   New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone…

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News Briefs – January 16, 2019

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The justices on Jan. 14 left in place a federal appeals court ruling that more than 60 lawsuits over the burn pits…

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