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News Briefs – November 7, 2018

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USS Wichita to be commissioned by Navy in early January The third Navy ship to bear the city of Wichita’s [Kansas] name will be sent into active duty early next year. The littoral combat ship USS Wichita will be commissioned Jan. 12 at a Naval Station in Mayport, Fla. Littoral combat ships are the Navy’s…

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Headlines – October 16, 2017

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News Iraqi Forces Begin Assault Near Kurdish-Held City of Kirkuk – Iraqi state television said early Oct. 16 that Iraqi forces had begun an operation to seize the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its surrounding oil fields, despite weeks of urgent efforts by the United States to keep tensions between its allies from boiling over…

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Headlines – June 6, 2017

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News Worsening Afghan security, political tensions worry world community – Afghanistan’s Taliban has stormed a key northern district as the turmoil-hit nation reeled from last week’s deadly suicide bombings with demands growing for the national unity government to quit for failing to provide security.     Business Embraer confident that Trump’s ‘America first’ policies won’t…

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Headlines – December 7, 2015

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News Pentagon planning cuts in production, R&D – As it puts the finishing touches on its fiscal 2017 budget plan, the Pentagon is preparing to slow down programs in production and limit R&D funds to protect end strength and readiness levels.     Business Taiwan turning screws on Washington’s sub deal – In 2001, President…

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Supreme Court decides Howell v. Howell

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On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Howell v. Howell, No. 15-1031, holding that where a veteran waives retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits, federal law preempts state courts from ordering the veteran to indemnify their divorced spouse for the loss of that spouse’s portion of the veteran’s retirement pay. “We’re pleased…

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Headlines – November 19, 2018

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News Here’s what Pentagon’s first-ever audit found – The Pentagon’s first-ever audit discovered major flaws in how it handles IT processes and challenges with its internal tracking databases, but did not discover any major cases of fraud or abuse.     Business Australia makes its pick for drone fleet – Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne…

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Headlines – February 12, 2016

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News Lawmakers move to abolish draft – As Congress begins debate on whether to force women to register for the draft, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers has a compromise solution: Get rid of it altogether.   Top Air Force acquisition official reassigned over financial disclosure issue – The U.S. Air Force has reassigned Richard…

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News Briefs – November 2, 2016

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Turkey deploys tanks, military vehicles to border with Iraq Turkey’s defense minister said Nov. 1 his country is making preparations for “all kinds of possibilities” after the military began deploying tanks and other vehicles to the border with Iraq. Fikri Isik said the deployment is in response to “important developments in our region,” including events…

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News Briefs – October 1, 2018

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China criticizes U.S. B-52 bomber missions as ‘provocative’ China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as “provocative.” Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said at a monthly briefing Sept. 27 that China would respond with all measures considered necessary to safeguard its rights and interests. Two…

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Headlines – February 24, 2017

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News More U.S. troops may be needed against ISIS in Syria, a top general says – More American troops may be needed in Syria to speed the campaign against the Islamic State, the top United States commander for the Middle East said Feb. 22.     Business How one South African defense company will tackle…

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