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Headlines – October 31, 2018

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News Mattis sets 30-day deadline for Yemen ceasefire – “We’ve admired this problem for long enough down there,” the defense secretary said.   Yemeni rebels unveil new missile – The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) unveiled a guided version of its Badr-1 artillery rocket on Oct. 28, potentially giving it a weapon system that…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2018

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Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States. Mattis says details of the…

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Headlines – October 29, 2018

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News 800 active-duty troops to be sent to Mexican border – The military is preparing to send 800 more troops to the Mexican border to help the Border Patrol, as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants continues to move north.   Some F-35s grounded again for new round of inspections – The F-35…

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News Briefs – October 29, 2018

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NATO’s biggest peacetime drill kicks off, angering Moscow NATO’s biggest military maneuvers since the Cold War have started in Norway in a hypothetical scenario that involves restoring the Scandinavian country’s sovereignty after an attack by a “fictitious aggressor.” Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was briefed by NATO on the Trident Juncture 2018 drill…

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Headlines – October 26, 2018

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News Putin: Russia will target nations hosting U.S. missiles – “If they are deployed in Europe, we will naturally have to respond in kind,” Putin said at a news conference. “The European nations that would agree to that should understand that they would expose their territory to the threat of a possible retaliatory strike.”  …

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News Briefs – October 26, 2018

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U.S. stealth bomber lands in Colorado after emergency The Air Force says a Missouri-based B-2 stealth bomber landed in Colorado Springs after an unspecified emergency. A spokesman for the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Sgt. Brian Bender, says the base’s first responders responded to an emergency involving the plane at about 4:20…

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Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne integrated with modified 747

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This week, Virgin Orbit released photographs of its LauncherOne rocket mated for the first time with the modified Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747, dubbed Cosmic Girl. The 747 2ill carry LauncherOne up to 30,000 feet before the rocket engages its thrusters and flies into orbit. The rocket will travel at 17,500 mph, dropping satellites into earth orbit.

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Headlines – October 24, 2018

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News U.S. military could see big changes if Democrats win control of Congress – In July, as lawmakers were putting the final touches on a $716 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2019, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled their own plans to severely slash Pentagon spending.   2,100 mostly unarmed Guard troops on…

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News Briefs – October 24, 2018

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Russia says U.S. is increasing nukes in military planning Russia says the United States is increasing the role of nuclear weapons in its military planning as part of a stepped_up campaign by the Trump administration to ensure “U.S. military superiority over the rest of the world.” Andrei Belousov is deputy director of the Russian Foreign…

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Headlines – October 22, 2018

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News Here are the 172 veterans running for Congress in November – A total of 172 veterans won primaries this year and will appear on midterm ballots across the country. Their military service spans from the 1950s to today, and includes time spent in the active-duty ranks, reserves and the Coast Guard.   Many troops…

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