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News Briefs – January 18, 2017

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China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed China’s military said Jan. 17 that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical weapon cleanup…

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News Briefs – February 8, 2016

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NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation European Union defense ministers huddled Feb. 5 with NATO’s secretary general to discuss closer cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region. The EU and NATO are working to beef up their responses to threats such as Russia’s…

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News Briefs – October 7, 2015

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Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his nation doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, a statement highlighting a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said Oct. 6 that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus…

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News Briefs – March 15, 2019

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New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar most transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to serve in their birth gender. The new policy comes after a lengthy and complicated legal battle, and it falls…

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Headlines – October 18, 2017

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News Raqqa win pulls U.S. deeper into Syria conflict – As U.S.-backed forces take victory laps in the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, the Pentagon is considering extending its presence deeper into Syria, a move that could bring U.S. troops into contact with pro-regime forces.   McCain says he is on the rocks with…

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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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News Briefs – January 5, 2018

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U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier — Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, of Fort Lee, N.J. — has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan. A military statement issued Jan. 2 said four other soldiers were wounded in the Jan. 1 battle in the Achin district of…

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Headlines – July 29, 2016

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News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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Headlines – April 17, 2019

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News Army secretary reveals weapons wish list for war with China, Russia – U.S. Army leaders revealed April 16 that they are briefing top military commanders about new weapons being built specifically for “high-intensity conflict” against China and Russia, in a new effort to assure that they could provide vital firepower for those potential battlefields…

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USS Kearsage, USS Oak Hill to support Hurricane Harvey relief

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Navy photograph by PO3 Nathan T. Beard The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Atlantic Ocean. Kearsarge is underway conducting Atlantic operations. Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, has ordered the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to get underway…

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