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Headlines – February 17, 2017

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News The Pentagon could send conventional military forces into Syria – The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an unspecified number of American military personnel into Syria, conventional ground forces who would augment the 500 combat advisers already there coordinating efforts to destroy the Islamic State.     Business Austria sues Airbus, Eurofighter consortium over…

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News Briefs – June 27, 2017

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Offutt Air Force Base planes damaged by June 16 tornado Officials at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha, Nev., say a tornado that tore through the base recently damaged 10 military planes –including two of the Pentagon’s four “doomsday” planes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the tornado June 16 knocked out two of the…

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Headlines – July 17, 2017

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News Iran dominates in Iraq after U.S. ‘handed the country over’ – Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.     Business Dubai firm saves Swedish drone maker from…

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Headlines – June 20, 2018

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News Thanks to NATO infighting, future of F-35 is shrinking – The U.S. Senate wants to revoke Turkey’s license to buy the jet, while other European governments are looking to get a competitor off the ground.   Trump wants a Space Force. Now what? – On June 18, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin…

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News Briefs – May 13, 2016

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Putin says Russian arms industries meet production targets Russia’s arms industries have met most production goals for new weapons, but some contracts haven’t been fulfilled, President Vladimir Putin said May 12. Putin, who spoke at a meeting with military officials and defense industry leaders in Sochi, said the military last year received 96 planes, 81…

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News Briefs – September 27, 2017

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U.S. Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals The Army is making moves to deal with an embarrassing number of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. This includes putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a…

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News Briefs – October 24, 2018

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Russia says U.S. is increasing nukes in military planning Russia says the United States is increasing the role of nuclear weapons in its military planning as part of a stepped_up campaign by the Trump administration to ensure “U.S. military superiority over the rest of the world.” Andrei Belousov is deputy director of the Russian Foreign…

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News Briefs – February 29, 2016

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Russia grounds its warplanes in Syria Russia has grounded its warplanes in Syria to help secure a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington that entered into force Feb. 27, a top military official said. Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the General Staff of Russia’s military said that while Russia will continue air strikes against the Islamic…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2016

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Turkey deploys tanks, military vehicles to border with Iraq Turkey’s defense minister said Nov. 1 his country is making preparations for “all kinds of possibilities” after the military began deploying tanks and other vehicles to the border with Iraq. Fikri Isik said the deployment is in response to “important developments in our region,” including events…

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News Briefs – April 24, 2019

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Boeing prepares plant for likely Air Force F-15 orders Boeing is preparing to build F-15 fighter planes for the U.S. Air Force at its St. Louis County plant even though the military branch hasn’t bought the jet in over a decade. The Chicago-based company began ramping up its F-15 production line in St. Louis after…

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