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News Briefs – May 10, 2017

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U.S. navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat A U.S. navy ship has collided with a South Korean fishing boat but there are no reports of injuries. Yonhap news agency says the cruiser USS Lake Champlain was engaging in training May 9 when it collided with the 9.8-ton fishing boat off South Korea’s east…

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Headlines – November 4, 2016

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News Pentagon moves forward — unilaterally — on $6.1 billion contract for ninth F-35 lot – The Pentagon Nov. 2 announced a $6.1 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for the ninth lot of joint strike fighter aircraft, but the F-35 manufacturer is not happy with the terms of the arrangement, which was not mutually agreed…

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U.S. service members killed in Niger

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Three U.S. service members and a service member from a partner nation were killed in southwestern Niger Oct. 4, U.S. Africa Command officials said. Two other U.S. service members were injured and were evacuated in stable condition to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Africom officials said in a statement. The U.S. service members were…

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News Briefs – December 21, 2015

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UK’s Cameron wants women in army combat roles next year British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants front-line combat roles opened up to female soldiers by the end of 2016. Cameron said Dec. 20 that he and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and “are united in wanting to see all roles in our armed forces…

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Headlines – December 18, 2015

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News Defense Secretary conducted some official business on a personal email account – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter relied on a personal email account to conduct a portion of his government business during his first months at the Pentagon, according to White House and Defense Department officials and copies of Mr. Carter’s emails obtained by…

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Headlines – February 8, 2017

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News Yemen withdraws permission for U.S. anti-terror ground missions – Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country, according to American officials.     Business…

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News Briefs – June 28, 2017

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Pentagon: ‘active preparations’ by Syria for chemical attack The Pentagon on June 27 said it detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would “pay a heavy price” if it carried out such an attack. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt….

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News Briefs – March 7, 2016

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Daughter of Navy secretary christens newest submarine The U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine has been christened in Newport News. Elizabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling across the bow of the future USS Washington to celebrate its christening on Saturday. Elizabeth Mabus is the ship’s sponsor. The…

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Headlines – July 8, 2016

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News Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation – President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and July 6 he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. Obama repeatedly promised to end the U.S. mission in Afghanistan before the end of his administration in 2017,…

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Headlines – May 23, 2016

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News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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