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Headlines – February 12, 2018

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News New Pentagon rule bans ‘offensive jokes’ and harassing behavior – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, known for his own use of colorful language to inspire the troops, said a new Pentagon policy targeting offensive language and behavior should not be interpreted as a draconian end to military camaraderie.     Business General Dynamics to acquire…

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Headlines – December 29, 2017

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News Afghanistan suicide attack: Dozens killed in Kabul – At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.   Nigeria says U.S. agrees delayed $593 million fighter plane sale – The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons…

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Headlines – March 13, 2017

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News Prosecuting Marines over nude photo scandal could be difficult – Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller March 10 promised action against any service member involved in the social media nude photo sharing scandal, but just what punishment these troops could face remains unclear.     Business L3 unveils new sensor system – L3 has…

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Headlines – December 23, 2015

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News SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, lands booster back on land – It may not top the Eagle’s 1969 moon landing, but SpaceX’s confirmation Dec. 21 night that it successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station could be remembered as a historic turning point in rocketry.     Business…

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Headlines – April 28, 2017

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News Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops – The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.   Pentagon expands rebuke of Turkey over Iraq, Syria…

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U.S. bombs, destroys Khorasan group stronghold in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan–At 7:32 p.m. local time April 13, 2017, U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release ISIS-K, also known as the Korasan…

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News Briefs – October 28, 2015

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Officials: Navy pilot who buzzed Berkeley broke no rules The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules. Officials said Oct. 26 that the Jan. 27 flyover complied with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and Navy safety regulations. The Los Angeles Times…

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News Briefs – April 25, 2016

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Norwegian fighter jet fires at control tower during training The Norwegian Air Force says an F-16 fighter jet accidentally fired at a lookout tower near three military personnel during target practice earlier this month, but that no one was hurt. Air Force spokesman Maj. Stian Roen said the incident occurred shortly after midnight April 13…

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Headlines – January 5, 2018

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News Lawmakers move to limit Trump authority to launch nuke – U.S. lawmakers are offering legislation to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to launch a nuclear first strike after he heckled North Korea’s leader about the comparative size of his “nuclear button.”     Business Boeing seeks Embraer control, with defense safeguards – Boeing is…

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Headlines – December 11, 2017

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News Air Force shoots down possibility of enlisted combat pilots – Despite an email to airmen that discussed the potential for enlisted members to fly combat aircraft, the Air Force is now insisting that it is focused solely on studying how airmen learn.   An Afghan fight the U.S. is winning – The Special Forces…

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