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Headlines – April 12, 2019

Posted April 12, 2019 by tomlear

News Wreckage of Japanese F-35 found; pilot remains missing – The wreckage of the Japanese F-35 stealth fighter jet that disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean during a night training flight was found in the sea on April 10.   Libyan war escalates amid lack of U.S strategy for secret missions in Africa –…

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News Briefs – April 12, 2019

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Trump picks Air Force general for Pentagon’s No. 2 spot President Donald Trump is nominating the Air Force general in charge of U.S. Strategic Command to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. John Hyten now serves as commander of the U.S. nuclear forces and has the lead military role for space…

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US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

Posted April 12, 2019 by Rahim Faiez

KABUL, Afghanistan-U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on April 9 the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported among the fatalities. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission issued a statement “to…

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Headlines – April 10, 2019

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News Shanahan predicts expanded role at border for Pentagon – The military isn’t leaving the border anytime soon, the acting secretary expects.     Business With the U.S. Navy’s top shipbuilding priority on deck, red flags fly – On Capitol Hill for a breakfast talk in 2015, the chief of naval operations’ director of undersea…

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News Briefs – April 10, 2019

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Soldiers from 101st Airborne deploying to Ukraine this month Dozens of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are deploying to Ukraine this month for a scheduled nine month tour. Fort Campbell, Ky., said more than 150 soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” will advise the Ukrainian Armed Forces with development of a combat…

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Japanese air force stealth fighter jet crashes in Pacific

Posted April 10, 2019 by Mari Yamaguchi

Lockheed Martin photograph Kenji Wakamiya, Japan’s State Minister of Defense spoke at the roll out of Japan’s first F-35 in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 23, 2016. A Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter crashed in the Pacific Ocean during a night training flight and parts of the jet were recovered, the defense ministry said April…

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Lt. Col. Dick Cole, last surviving Doolittle Raider, passes away at age 103

Posted April 10, 2019 by Master Sgt. Andrew Stephens

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the last survivor of the “Doolittle Raid,” died April 9, in San Antonio.

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Three American soldiers, one U.S. contractor killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 10, 2019 by Rahim Faiez

Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on April 8 near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said the four Americans were killed near the Bagram Air…

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Headlines – April 8, 2019

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News U.S. withdraws troops from Libya amid rival militias fighting near capital – The United States said April 7 it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” as a Libyan military commander’s forces advanced toward the capital, Tripoli, clashing with rival militias.   As NATO banks…

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News Briefs – April 8, 2019

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House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump The House has voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who’s expected to veto it. The White House says the bill raises…

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