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Headlines – January 11, 2016

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News U.S. B-52 flight ups ante in nuclear weapons dispute with North Korea – A powerful U.S. B-52 bomber flew low over South Korea Jan. 10, a clear show of force from the United States as a Cold War-style standoff deepened between its ally Seoul and North Korea following Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test.    …

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News Briefs – January 11, 2016

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Pakistan to respond to Saudi’s territorial integrity threat Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has reiterated that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity will evoke a response from Islamabad. Sharif made the remarks Jan. 10 in a statement after Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman called on him in the…

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RPA crashes in central Iraq

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Air Force photograph by A1C Jonathan Snyder An Air Force MQ-1B Predator from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Ali Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft capable of conducting armed reconnaissance. An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed in central Iraq at approximately…

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Headlines – January 8, 2016

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News CENTCOM, PACOM face flattop gaps this spring amid tensions – Crises in the world’s most volatile regions could spell longer deployments and more uncertainty for fleet sailors.     Business Lockheed to upgrade U.S. Army Apache displays to color – Lockheed Martin won a $54.3 million Army contract to upgrade a day-and-night vision target-acquisition-sensor…

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News Briefs – January 8, 2016

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U.S. gives vehicles to Nigerian army The United States Jan. 7 was donating 24 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Nigeria’s military, to enable the country’s soldiers to combat Boko Haram Islamic insurgents who continued cutting a bloody path through northeast Nigeria. About 30 people were killed between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6 in Borno state, as…

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Headlines – January 6, 2016

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News North Korea says it tested a hydrogen bomb – North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.     Business Boeing wins 10-year T-38C contract as U.S. Air Force looks…

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News Briefs – January 6, 2016

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U.S. Pacific Fleet shrinks even as China grows more aggressive When the U.S. wanted to show the world it didn’t recognize what it called China’s “excessive” territorial claims in disputed waters of the South China Sea this fall, it sent a warship near one of Beijing’s newly built artificial reefs. The move came amid a…

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U.S. service member killed, 2 others injured in Marjah

Posted January 6, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

A U.S. service member was killed and two others were injured today after they came under fire in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.  Defense Secretary Ash Carter was updated throughout the day on the situation, including through a previously scheduled videoconference with commanders in the Afghan capital of Kabul, Cook said…

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Headlines – January 4, 2015

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News The presidential candidates on defense – Contenders for the Democratic and Republican nominations sound off on national security, troop levels, the VA and more.     Business Lockheed ends 2015 with $5.3 billion C-130J deal – Lockheed Martin has capped off 2015 with contracts for 43 C-130J cargo aircraft of various shapes and breeds…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2015

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Washington base to cut about 900 civilian jobs Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington is expected to cut about 900 civilian jobs over the next few years. The News-Tribune reports the job reductions will mostly be accomplished by not filling openings and offering incentives for early retirement. The base currently employs more than 16,000 civilian workers….

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