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News Briefs – May 5, 2017

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IS attack on U.S. convoy kills 8 Afghans, wounds 3 US soldiers A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in the Afghan capital May 3, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. service members in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

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Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times April 11 and 12…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2017

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Russia eyes naval drills with Philippines as two ships visit Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila on Tuesday as Moscow moves to expand defense ties with a Filipino president known for being hostile to the U.S. Rear Adm. Eduard Mikhailov, deputy commander…

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Headlines – August 3, 2018

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News Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard is expected to soon begin a major naval exercise that could demonstrate its ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial conduit for global energy supplies, US officials say.   DOD exempts wounded warriors from ‘deploy or…

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Headlines – March 23, 2018

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News New Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving – President Donald Trump late on March 23 issued a new order banning transgender individuals from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” again insisting they pose a threat to military readiness.     Business Emerging German-Dutch naval tie-up has industry abuzz –…

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Headlines – January 12, 2018

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News Turkey ‘summons top U.S. diplomat’ over Syria Kurd forces – Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to express Ankara’s “discomfort” over Washington’s support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, state media reported.   Three months after Baghdad took control, tensions high in Kirkuk – In a Jan. 4 meeting with a delegation representing…

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News Briefs – January 12, 2018

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Russia urges Turkey to help stop rebel raids in Syria The Russian military has urged its Turkish counterparts to tighten monitoring of opposition in northern Syria in the wake of a drone attack on Russian military bases in the country. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks Jan. 6, adding…

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Headlines – March 1, 2017

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News In address to Congress, Trump promises a mightier military, money for vets – President Donald Trump promised to rebuild the military, boost veterans spending, defeat the Islamic State and force European allies to pay more for defense, all part of his wide-ranging address to Congress Feb. 28.     Business Australian Army conducts flights…

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News Briefs – January 15, 2018

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Visitors to Air Force Museum drop for third consecutive year The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says the number of visitors to the southwest Ohio facility dropped for the third straight year. The Dayton Daily News reports about 829,000 visitors came to the museum in 2017 compared to 850,000 the previous year. The…

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News Briefs – May 16, 2016

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Poland’s defense minister accused of undermining military Several former Polish defense ministers are calling for the dismissal of the current minister, arguing that he is undermining the image of Poland’s military within NATO and Polish society itself. The letter, made public May 15, comes several days after Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz accused his predecessors of…

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