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Three American soldiers, one U.S. contractor killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 10, 2019 by Rahim Faiez

Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on April 8 near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said the four Americans were killed near the Bagram Air…

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Headlines – April 8, 2019

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News U.S. withdraws troops from Libya amid rival militias fighting near capital – The United States said April 7 it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” as a Libyan military commander’s forces advanced toward the capital, Tripoli, clashing with rival militias.   As NATO banks…

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News Briefs – April 8, 2019

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House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump The House has voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who’s expected to veto it. The White House says the bill raises…

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Commander out at California Air National Guard after scandal

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FRESNO, Calif.–The head of the California Air National Guard, Maj. Gen. Clay Garrison, was relieved of his command and replaced by Brigadier General Gregory Jones two months after a newspaper detailed the fallout from a scandal involving someone urinating in the boots of a service member. A guard spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan Shiroma, on April…

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Headlines – April 5, 2019

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News Pentagon says Iran killed 603 U.S. troops during the Iraq War – Iran is responsible for the deaths of more than 600 U.S. service members in Iraq from 2003 until 2011, according to a Pentagon report provided to the State Department.   NATO chief faces alliance’s fractures and foes in address to Congress –…

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News Briefs – April 5, 2019

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Portugal says Finnish airspace violation was a mistake The Portuguese Air Force says one of its surveillance planes “inadvertently” strayed into Finland’s airspace without permission. A statement says the P-3 Orion aircraft based in Poland was on a NATO mission over the Baltic Sea on April 1 when it made a turn and unintentionally went…

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NATO chief tells Congress of ‘serious’ alliance divisions

Posted April 5, 2019 by Robert Burns

In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on April 3 acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70 years ago this week.

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Headlines – April 3, 2019

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News Air Force again halts KC-46 deliveries after more debris found – The Air Force has once again halted deliveries of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Boeing after more foreign object debris, or FOD, was found in some closed compartments of the aircraft.   NATO chief Stoltenberg meets Trump, discusses German ‘fair share’ – NATO’s…

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News Briefs – April 3, 2019

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Taiwan protests China jets crossing center of Taiwan Strait Taiwan says its planes warned off Chinese military aircraft that crossed the center line in the Taiwan Strait, calling China’s move a provocation seeking to alter the status quo in the waterway dividing the island from mainland China. Taiwan’s defense ministry said a pair of Chinese…

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Marines identified in AH-1Z helicopter crash

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Marine Corps photograph Pfc. George Melendez A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, similar to this one, crashed March 30 at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona. Two Marine pilots conducting routine training during the semi-annual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One were killed…

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