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Headlines – August 27, 2018

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News John McCain — war hero, political giant — dies at 81 – Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who became one of the nation’s most prominent defense policy voices, passed away Aug. 25 at the age of 81.   NATO receives first lot of U.S. precision-guided munitions – Precision-guided…

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News Briefs – August 27, 2018

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Air Force: Engine failure caused Texas jet crash The U.S. Air Force says a fatal plane crash involving a flight instructor last year in Texas was the result of a “total hydraulic failure” of the jet’s engine. The San Antonio Express-News reports that investigative documents were released Aug. 22 about the crash that killed Capt….

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Headlines – August 24, 2018

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News U.S. military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills two – The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing two fighters.     Business Lockheed appoints Michele Evans as new aeronautics head – Lockheed Martin announced the appointment of Michele Evans as executive vice president for aeronautics,…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2018

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Ex-employee sues Pratt & Whitney over jet engines A former engineer for jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has filed a federal false claims lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold flawed” engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear or even “catastrophic failure.” The Journal Inquirer reports that Peter…

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Headlines – August 22, 2018

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News VA may have mishandled thousands of sexual assault cases – Veterans Affairs officials may have improperly denied benefits to thousands of military sexual assault victims in recent years due to paperwork and procedural mistakes, according to a department inspector general report released Aug. 21.   Russia to deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey in 2019…

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News Briefs – August 22, 2018

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Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor. David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, which…

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Headlines – August 20, 2018

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News U.S. special ops helicopter crashes in Iraq – It is unclear why the MH-60 Blackhawk went down, but U.S. military sources with knowledge of the crash said the helicopter was returning to base after conducting a small-scale raid in an undisclosed region.   T-38 Talon training jet crashes in Oklahoma – An Air Force…

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News Briefs – August 20, 2018

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Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased The Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, says in just one month air defense assets have downed 45 drones targeting the Hemeimeem air base. The base…

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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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Headlines – August 17, 2018

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News President, Pentagon put off Washington parade – In a stunning move the evening of Aug. 16, the Pentagon announced that President Donald J. Trump’s military parade through the nation’s capital will be postponed until 2019.   Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan’s clearance – President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance…

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