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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 – July 5, 2017

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News North Korea heralds ‘final step towards nuclear state able to strike anywhere’ – North Korea on July 4 said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, catching military experts off-guard and ratcheting up pressure on its Asian neighbours to take a harder line against the hermit nation.     Business Blackbird set…

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Headlines – August 6, 2018

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News The lone dog tag recovered from North Korea had a name, and now the family knows – The military has contacted the family of a service member missing from the Korean War whose dog tag was found among the 55 cases of war remains returned to the U.S. Aug. 2.     Business A…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

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Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times April 11 and 12…

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Headlines – January 31, 2018

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News Trump, in State of the Union, seeks full military funding. But how? – President Donald Trump, in his first State of the Union, asked Congress to “fully fund” the U.S. military, but he will have to navigate the Capitol Hill cross-currents that bedeviled the last administration.   Pentagon is planning for war with China…

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News Briefs – June 29, 2016

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Russia: U.S. destroyer got too close to its ships in Europe The Russian defense ministry has accused a U.S. Navy ship of sailing dangerously close to its vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. The ministry says June 28 in comments carried by the Interfax news agency that the destroyer USS Gravely passed a Russian combat ship…

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Memorial ceremony

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Navy photograph by PO2 Raymond D. Diaz III Sailors fold seven American flags during a memorial ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan, June 27, 2017, to honor the seven sailors assigned to the destroyer USS Fitzgerald who were killed in a collision at sea.

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News Briefs – July 17, 2017

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U.S. finalizing plans to revamp cyber command U.S. officials say that after months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation’s military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations. They say the intention is eventually to split it from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to…

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News Briefs – January 27, 2017

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Mattis to visit Asia on first overseas trip as Pentagon chief Defense Secretary James Mattis will travel to Japan and South Korea next week for his first overseas visit since taking office, the Pentagon said Jan. 25. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said Mattis would meet with his Korean counterpart in Seoul on…

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Headlines – January 18, 2017

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News Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence, pardons Gen. James Cartwright – Among the 209 commutations and 64 pardons announced by the White House were Chelsea Manning, serving 35 years for leaked sensitive Army documents related to the Iraq War; Dwight Loving, a soldier on death row convicted of murder in 1988, and James Cartwright, convicted…

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