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Headlines – December 28, 2015

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News Iraqi military claims key victory in Ramadi, says ISIL is in retreat – Iraqi security forces Dec. 27 claimed control of a key government facility in central Ramadi, wresting more territory in the disputed city from Islamic State fighters after several days of fierce fighting.     Business U.S. foreign arms deals increased nearly…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2015

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Saudi Air Force says it intercepts rebel missile from Yemen The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen says Saudi Arabia’s Air Force has shot down a ballistic missile directed at the kingdom’s southern border. The coalition statement said Dec. 27 that Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, fired the missile overnight from Yemen’s capital city of…

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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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News Briefs – December 23, 2015

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Saudi air defense intercepts rockets fired from Yemen The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen said Saudi air defense units intercepted multiple missiles fired from inside Yemen toward the kingdom’s southwest border city of Jizan Dec. 21. A statement by the coalition said the rockets did not cause injuries or material damage and that the…

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Six airmen killed in Afghanistan

Posted December 23, 2015 by Lynne O'Donnell

The six U.S. service members killed by a suicide bomb attack Dec. 21 in Afghanistan were all airmen, according to the Facebook page “Remember Our Fallen Heroes,” which pays tribute to fallen members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Four of the airmen were OSI agents and the other two were security forces,…

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Carter expresses regret for loss of six U.S. troops

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter has expressed his deep regret over the loss of six U.S. service members killed in a vehicle bomb attack outside Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Dec. 21. “We are still learning all of the details, but two other service members and a U.S. contractor were also injured,” Carter said in a statement…

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Headlines – December 21, 2015

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News Boeing, Lockheed to press on with bomber protest – Boeing and Lockheed Martin Dec. 18 vowed to press ahead with their effort to overturn the Pentagon’s award of twin contracts to Northrop Grumman to develop and build a fleet of new long-range bombers costing around $80 billion, a process they described as “irreparably flawed.”…

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News Briefs – December 21, 2015

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UK’s Cameron wants women in army combat roles next year British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants front-line combat roles opened up to female soldiers by the end of 2016. Cameron said Dec. 20 that he and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and “are united in wanting to see all roles in our armed forces…

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Headlines – December 18, 2015

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News Defense Secretary conducted some official business on a personal email account – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter relied on a personal email account to conduct a portion of his government business during his first months at the Pentagon, according to White House and Defense Department officials and copies of Mr. Carter’s emails obtained by…

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News Briefs – December 18, 2015

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BAE Systems lays off 160 workers at Norfolk shipyard BAE Systems has laid off 160 workers at its Norfolk, Va., shipyard in the second round of job cuts. The company says the Dec. 16 layoffs, along with the first round of layoffs in November and voluntary departures, cut the shipyard’s employment by about 400 jobs….

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