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Headlines – December 13, 2017

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News Pentagon unleashes 2,400 auditors for unprecedented financial review – After decades of false starts, the Defense Department aims to issue its first audit report in November 2018.   Court refuses Trump request to delay Jan. 1 transgender enlistments – A federal court has knocked down the Trump administration’s latest request to delay any transgender…

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News Briefs – December 13, 2017

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Military fails to disclose criminal convictions to FBI A recent lapse by the U.S. Army to disclose a Texas veteran’s criminal record to the FBI is the latest example of the military failing to document criminal convictions, according to a newspaper’s review. Former Army 1st Sgt. Gregory McQueen pleaded guilty two years ago to more…

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Headlines – December 11, 2017

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News Air Force shoots down possibility of enlisted combat pilots – Despite an email to airmen that discussed the potential for enlisted members to fly combat aircraft, the Air Force is now insisting that it is focused solely on studying how airmen learn.   An Afghan fight the U.S. is winning – The Special Forces…

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News Briefs – December 11, 2017

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U.S. Navy prepares to comb sea bed for crashed plane, sailors The U.S. Navy said it will deploy deep water salvage experts to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors. The C-2A Greyhound aircraft was traveling to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed…

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Headlines – December 8, 2017

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News Enlisted combat pilots? The Air Force is launching a test that could lead to that – The Air Force is launching a new pilot training program that will include enlisted airmen — and could eventually lead to them flying combat aircraft.   Pentagon now says 7,200 troops are in Iraq, Syria – The Pentagon…

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News Briefs – December 8, 2017

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Serbia, Bosnia seek to boost ties after war crimes tensions Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Dec. 6 they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal….

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Headlines – December 6, 2017

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News Did American missile defense fail in Saudi Arabia? – The official story was clear: Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. It was a victory for the Saudis and for the United States, which supplied the Patriot missile defense system.  …

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News Briefs – December 6, 2017

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U.S. Navy’s second stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for 1st time The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time Dec. 4, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for builder trials. The future USS Michael Monsoor carefully navigated the winding Kennebec River in…

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Headlines – December 4, 2017

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News Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified information – A former National Security Agency employee admitted on Dec. 1 that he had illegally taken from the agency classified documents believed to have subsequently been stolen from his home computer by hackers working for Russian intelligence.     Business Mattis says Boeing working to…

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News Briefs – December 4, 2017

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Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem. As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can’t do so again…

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