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News Briefs – April 10, 2017

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U.S. soldier killed in action in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed while conducting an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. In a tweet issued April 10, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the soldier was mortally wounded during an operation in Nangarhar Province. The soldier’s name…

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News Briefs – November 9, 2018

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Minsk warns against U.S. base in Poland, nixes Russian base MINSK, Belarus–The leader of Belarus has warned his nation would have to beef up its weapons arsenals if the United States sets up a military base in Poland. Commenting Nov. 6 on Poland’s proposal to host a U.S. base, President Alexander Lukashenko said it would…

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Headlines – June 13, 2016

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News Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan – President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters.     Business Nexter, KMW partner…

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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 – February 21, 2018

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Failed missile test off of Kauai costs the U.S. $130 million The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says the total cost of a failed missile test off of Kauai was $130 million. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Feb. 17 that a missile failed to intercept an air-dropped intermediate-range target missile during a Jan. 31 demonstration off of…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2016

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UN torture expert: No visit to Guantanamo before terms ends The U.N.’s special representative on torture expects he will end his six-year term without visiting the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Juan Mendez said Oct. 18 that he was invited to visit Guantanamo in 2012 but on conditions that he could not accept….

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News Briefs – June 3, 2016

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U.S. drone strike targets al-Shabab commander in Somalia A U.S. drone strike May 27 targeted a senior military commander of al-Shabab in Somalia, the Pentagon said June 1, adding that they can’t confirm yet if he was killed. U.S. officials also said that American forces provided some support to an African-led military operation in Somalia…

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Headlines – February 10, 2017

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News More than half of all Marine aircraft unflyable in December – More than half of all Marine Corps fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft were unable to fly at the end of 2016, officials said Feb. 8.   Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower – The United States military is looking to rent space…

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U.S. military helicopter crashes off southern coast of Yemen

Posted August 28, 2017 by AP

A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew, leaving one service member missing, officials said. Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, officials said in a statement issued by U.S. Central Command. The crash took place the evening of Aug. 25. Officials said the crash was…

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Headlines – August 24, 2016

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News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province – A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province Aug. 23 after his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American and six Afghan soldiers.   Turkey open to Russian planes at U.S. Incirlik hub – Could U.S. warplanes soon…

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