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News Briefs – April 15, 2017

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U.S. says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says U.N. peacekeeping has made “a great contribution” to Haiti and the Security Council’s expected vote to withdraw all troops by mid-October is an example of how peacekeeping missions should change as a country’s political situation changes. The United States is…

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News Briefs – February 10, 2016

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U.S. intel: China to keep building on artificial islands The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its “exorbitant” territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper implied that China was militarizing those land features, despite an assurance given by Chinese…

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Headlines – December 2, 2015

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Business Lockheed wins $279 million in U.S. Navy funding for next LCS ship – Lockheed Martin Nov. 30 said it had received $279 million in remaining funding from the U.S. Navy for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown, the 23rd Littoral Combat Ship. European funding to jump, program cuts possible in FY17 budget –…

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Headlines – June 22, 2016

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News Pentagon close to repealing transgender ban – A Pentagon policy allowing transgender troops to serve openly is in the final stages of approval and is expected to be released within weeks, according to Defense Department sources.     Business For defense firms, Brexit could be Europe’s sequester – A British departure from the European…

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News Briefs – May 7, 2018

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Navy wants to triple size of Fallon training range in Nevada The Navy wants to more than triple the size of its training range near Fallon in west-central Nevada, a move that would cut off public access to the federal land in five counties. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the Bureau of Land Management…

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News Briefs – July 6, 2016

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MQ-9 crashes in northern Syria An MQ-9 Reaper crashed in northern Syria July 5. The aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the aircraft was lost. The remotely piloted aircraft crash was not due to enemy fire. There are no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the crash…

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News Briefs – December 20, 2017

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UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair The British navy’s newest and most expensive aircraft carrier needs repairs after a faulty shaft seal was identified during sea trials. Officials say the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which cost roughly 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) to build, will be “scheduled for repair” at Portsmouth. Defense Secretary Gavin…

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News Briefs – November 27, 2017

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Report: UK warship aborts Navy mission to Persian Gulf The Times newspaper says the Royal Navy has cut short a mission to the Persian Gulf region because of the breakdown of one of its most advanced warships. The newspaper said Nov. 23 that the highly sophisticated HMS Diamond is returning to Britain because of a…

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News Briefs – November 10, 2017

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Morocco launches first spy satellite, gets strategic boost MARRAKECH, Morocco–Morocco has launched its first observation satellite, to be used for military activities, surveillance of its borders and coastline and monitoring desertification in the region. The Mohammed VI-A satellite was launched Nov. 8 from Kourou, French Guiana, in the presence of prominent Moroccan figures. It will…

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U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

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Navy photograph by PO3 Kyleigh Williams An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19, Nov. 2, 2018. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat…

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