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Headlines – March 22, 2019

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News A government watchdog is investigating Trump’s defense secretary. Here’s why – The Department of Defense Inspector General announced March 20 it had initiated an investigation into Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan over reports that he has disparaged competing defense companies to the potential benefit of his former firm, Boeing.     Business America’s fighter…

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News Briefs – March 22, 2019

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Europe, Canada to do own reviews of Boeing flight system The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators is likely to delay the resumption of flights by the Boeing 737 Max after two deadly crashes. The Europeans and Canadians vow to conduct their own reviews of Boeing’s changes to a key…

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U.S. forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted March 22, 2019 by Amir Shah

KABUL, Afghanistan–Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on March 22, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the…

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Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

Posted March 22, 2019 by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon’s inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago, alleging that Shanahan has appeared to…

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Headlines – March 20, 2019

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News FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX – The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, lending its considerable resources to an inquiry already being conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation agents, according to people familiar with the matter.   Suspected militants detained in…

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News Briefs – March 20, 2019

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Congressman pitches Louisiana for Trump’s Space Force locale U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the future headquarters of Trump’s proposed Space Force. The Republican congressman wrote a letter to the president, suggesting Louisiana was an “ideal location” because of its strong existing relationships with the military and NASA….

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Headlines – March 18, 2019

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News U.S. planning to leave 1,000 troops in Syria: report – Citing U.S. officials, The Wall Street Journal reported March 17 that the Trump administration plans to continue supporting Kurdish fighters in Syria.   There are mounting signs of military planning for Venezuela – President Donald Trump has been talking about ordering a military operation…

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News Briefs – March 18, 2019

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NATO weighs allegations that Huawei poses security risk NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said March 14 that the military alliance is mulling how to respond to security concerns raised by some member countries about Chinese tech giant Huawei. Stoltenberg says some of NATO’s 29 allies are uneasy about the potential security challenges of working with Huawei…

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Headlines – March 15, 2019

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News Is miscommunication to blame in U.S. airstrike that killed at least 5 Afghan troops? – Authorities are investigating an errant U.S. strike on an Afghan military base in the country’s south that killed at least five Afghan troops, a lawmaker said March 14.   In testimony, Shanahan underlines it’s ‘China, China, China’ – Amidst…

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News Briefs – March 15, 2019

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New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar most transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to serve in their birth gender. The new policy comes after a lengthy and complicated legal battle, and it falls…

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