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News Briefs – June 8, 2018

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North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive While raising hopes for denuclearization, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s new focus on diplomacy could be a godsend for his generals. Kim’s thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to foster detente on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate security guarantees may become…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition June 1, 2018
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Aerotech News Digital Edition June 1, 2018

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Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! If you’re anything like us, you probably had a tough time choosing which of the excellent Memorial Day observances in the Valley to attend over the holiday weekend.

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Headlines – June 6, 2018

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News Troubling U.S. Navy review finds widespread shortfalls in basic seamanship – A three-month internal review conducted by senior U.S. surface fleet leaders found that nearly 85 percent of its junior officers had either some or significant concerns in ship handling.   Watchdog warns Pentagon to fix F-35 tech problems before full-rate production starts –…

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News Briefs – June 6, 2018

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NATO aircraft start policing Montenegro’s airspace NATO aircraft have started policing Montenegro’s airspace, a year after the small Adriatic state became a member of the Western military alliance despite strong opposition from Russia. Italian and Greek warplanes held an exercise in the skies over Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, on June 5. They intercepted an “intruder” aircraft…

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Headlines – June 4, 2018

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News Pentagon says U.S. can ‘take down’ man-made islands like those in South China Sea – Amid heightened tensions brewing between China and the U.S. military in the South China Sea, a Pentagon official May 31 said the military has experience “taking down” small islands.   Some of oldest F-35s on the globe are forced…

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News Briefs – June 4, 2018

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In rare win, Boeing worker unit unionizes in South Carolina Flight-line employees at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted to unionize in a rare victory for organized labor in the South. News outlets report 104 of the 169 workers who cast ballots May 31 voted to have the International Association of Machinists represent them in…

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Headlines – June 1, 2018

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News Why should the U.S. stay in Afghanistan? Here’s what the top commander there said – It’s been two years since Army Gen. John Nicholson assumed command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.     Business Japan buys radar warning receivers that adapt to new threats – Raytheon has won a U.S. Air Force…

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News Briefs – June 1, 2018

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Pentagon salutes U.S.-India ties with command name change The Pentagon is changing the name of the U.S. military’s Pacific headquarters to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in a bow to America’s growing connection to India and its expanding security role in the region. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is formally announcing the name change during a ceremony marking…

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Headlines – May 30, 2018

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News How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology – The U.S. government was well aware of China’s aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a company called Avatar Integrated Systems showed up at a bankruptcy court in Delaware hoping to buy the California…

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News Briefs – May 30, 2018

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Artificial reef in Florida will honor lost US submarines An undersea monument off Florida’s Gulf Coast will honor more than 4,000 officers and crew members who have died while serving aboard American military submarines since 1900. The On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef will be installed on the ocean floor about 9 miles from Sarasota. The…

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