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Headlines – December 28, 2018

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News Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. withdraw its troops after Trump’s surprise visit – Iraqi lawmakers Dec. 27 demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.   Russia says its new weapon is 27 times faster…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2018

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Albanian navy extends help for EU’s maritime border mission Albania’s Defense Ministry has extended for a year its navy’s participation in the search-and-rescue operations of the European Union’s border control force, Frontex. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka on Dec. 26 said the mission of a warship, mainly in the Aegean Sea, will continue in 2019. Xhacka…

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Headlines – December 26, 2018

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News U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition announces Syria strikes after Trump orders withdrawal – The U.S.-led military coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria announced Dec. 25 airstrikes and coordinated attacks against the terrorist group’s strongholds in Syria, days after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.   Mattis signs order…

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News Briefs – December 26, 2018

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NATO aware of reports about U.S. troop cuts in Afghanistan The NATO military alliance said Dec. 21 that it has seen media reports that the United States could be readying to pull thousands of troops out of Afghanistan, and it paid tribute to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis after he resigned. The Associated Press and others…

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Headlines – December 21, 2018

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News Troops to immediately withdraw from Syria as Trump declares victory over ISIS – The Trump administration has ordered an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, and it remains unclear whether any troops will remain on the ground there.   Trump’s Syria withdrawal flies in the face of statements from top military and national…

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Kosovo assures NATO of transparency in army transformation

Posted December 21, 2018 by AP

The head of NATO and Kosovo’s prime minister have had a telephone conversation on Pristina’s recent decision to transform its security forces into an army. Kosovo’s parliament overwhelmingly approved the army’s formation last week. The move angered neighboring Serbia, which doesn’t recognize its former province’s 2008 declaration of independence. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said he…

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Dream Chaser passes key NASA milestone, full production to start

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SNC photograph Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser lands at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., following a free-flight test Nov. 11, 2017. Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft passed a key milestone for NASA’S Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract, validating design performance and clearing the way for full spacecraft production. The milestone marks completion of Integration…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – December 21, 2018

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We have news and features sure to get you in the holiday spirit, in this week’s edition of Aerotech News and Review.

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Headlines – December 19, 2018

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News VA left millions for suicide prevention unspent, report finds – Despite public pronouncements on their continued focus on preventing veterans suicide, Veterans Affairs officials failed to spend millions available for outreach campaigns in 2018 and severely curtailed their messaging efforts, according to a new report released Dec. 17.   Russia to deploy warplanes to…

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News Briefs – December 19, 2018

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U.S. conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead The United States military’s Africa Command says that it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 extremists from the al-Shabab rebel group. In a statement issued Dec. 17, the U.S. military said it carried out four…

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