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Headlines – July 23, 2018

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News Trump, Iran’s Rouhani trade angry threats – U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries.     Business Why BAE Systems doesn’t want a real cockpit in its Tempest – BAE System’ surprise presentation of a full-scale model for its Tempest fighter…

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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 – December 19, 2016

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News China says it will give drone back, but Trump says ‘keep it’ – China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told “we don’t want the drone they stole…

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RPA crashes in central Iraq

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Air Force photograph by A1C Jonathan Snyder An Air Force MQ-1B Predator from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Ali Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft capable of conducting armed reconnaissance. An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed in central Iraq at approximately…

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Military aircraft crash in Iraq highlights dangers troops face each day

Posted August 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The Aug. 19 military aircraft crash in Iraq highlights the dangers service members face every day, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters Aug. 20. An American service member died in the crash, and several others were injured. “The aircraft was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission against [the Islamic State of Iraq and…

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News Briefs – March 14, 2018

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Serbia blasts top NATO general over Russia Serbia’s defense minister blasted NATO’s top general March 12 for saying that one of the biggest threats for Europe is increasing Russian influence in the Balkans. Aleksandar Vulin said that U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti’s statement last week during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing represents the…

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Headlines – July 11, 2018

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News Hacker caught selling maintenance manuals for military drones – A poorly configured router allowed the theft of drone manuals, a list of maintainers, material on the Abrams tank, and more.   Judges toss Trump war powers case, citing passage of time after near nine-month wait to rule – A former Army captain’s lawsuit challenging…

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News Briefs – February 6, 2017

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Former Navy base now has more than 1,200 employees The agency that’s redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine says it has surpassed its five-year goal with more than double the number of projected jobs. Steve Levesque of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority says more than 100 entities doing business at Brunswick Landing…

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Headlines – January 11, 2017

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News U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq after Mosul falls, Pentagon chief says – The United States could leave a residual military force in Iraq after the Islamic State is pushed out of its last stronghold there, Defense Secretary Ash Carter indicated Jan. 10, saying militants loyal to the terror group will continue to…

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Headlines – August 31, 2016

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News ISIS destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation – The air base that Iraqi forces hope to use as a staging area to take Mosul back from the Islamic State group was almost completely destroyed by the retreating militants, raising new doubts over whether the long-awaited operation will begin this year.   U.S….

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