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Headlines – July 5, 2017

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News North Korea heralds ‘final step towards nuclear state able to strike anywhere’ – North Korea on July 4 said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, catching military experts off-guard and ratcheting up pressure on its Asian neighbours to take a harder line against the hermit nation.     Business Blackbird set…

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Headlines – October 21, 2016

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News American service member and civilian killed in Afghanistan attack – The troops and civilians were “conducting duties as part of the larger NATO mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security services,” the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said.     Business Saab buys Danish defense company – A Danish naval company that designs…

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While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting nuclear force

Posted March 20, 2017 by Robert Burns

The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower. The reduction to 400…

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Headlines – August 5, 2016

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News In rare Pentagon visit, Obama says ISIS is ‘inevitably going to be defeated’ – President Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Aug. 4 and said the two-year-old fight against the Islamic State will inexorably lead to victory.     Business Back to the future: Company looks to sell hoverboards to military –…

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Headlines – April 20, 2016

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News New rules allow more civilian casualties in air war against ISIL – The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly aggressive fight against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to interviews with military officials and data.    …

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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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Headlines – April 13, 2016

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News U.S., Philippines, united by China, ramp up military alliance – After a rocky patch of 25 years, the United States and the Philippines will solidify a new, increasingly complex military relationship this week, driven partly by China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea. An agreement that allows the United States to build facilities…

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Headlines – March 14, 2016

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Business F-35 chief expects savings from Pratt’s work on B-21 engine – The chief of the F-35 joint program office expects engine-maker Pratt & Whitney’s work on the new B-21 bomber to reduce the cost of the next-generation fighter jet’s engine, the F135.   Navy awards tactical cloud contract to Charles River Analytics – Charles…

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Headlines – August 22, 2016

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News Coalition jets scrambled to defend U.S. forces from Syrian bombing – A U.S.-led coalition sent aircraft into northeastern Syria Aug. 18 in a “very unusual” move to protect American special operation ground forces from attacks by Syrian government jets, a Pentagon official said Aug. 19.     Business Raytheon wins GPS modernization contract –…

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Naval missile test off California creates streaking light

Posted November 9, 2015 by Christopher Weber

A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast the evening of Nov. 7, officials said. Kevin Stack was walking to dinner with his young son in…

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