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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 – October 1, 2018

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China criticizes U.S. B-52 bomber missions as ‘provocative’ China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as “provocative.” Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said at a monthly briefing Sept. 27 that China would respond with all measures considered necessary to safeguard its rights and interests. Two…

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News Briefs – October 26, 2018

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U.S. stealth bomber lands in Colorado after emergency The Air Force says a Missouri-based B-2 stealth bomber landed in Colorado Springs after an unspecified emergency. A spokesman for the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Sgt. Brian Bender, says the base’s first responders responded to an emergency involving the plane at about 4:20…

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News Briefs – November 26, 2018

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Pentagon says troops at U.S. border to cost about $210 million The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so…

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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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News Briefs – January 30, 2019

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NATO leader says Trump is `committed’ to military alliance NATO’s secretary-general says President Donald Trump is “committed” to the military alliance and that his “clear message” about members contributing more money is “having an impact.” Trump in the past has suggested he could probably withdraw from NATO if he wanted to, and he’s complained that…

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News Briefs – October 7, 2015

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Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his nation doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, a statement highlighting a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said Oct. 6 that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus…

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News Briefs – November 9, 2015

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AC-130J accident report released Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has released an Accident Investigation Board report for the mishap involving an AC-130J Ghostrider that occurred April 21, 2015. The mishap occurred while conducting a medium risk flying qualities test sortie over the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 40 miles south of…

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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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News Briefs – January 22, 2016

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China publicizes landing drills near Taiwan after elections China has publicized recent live-fire landing exercises along the coast opposite Taiwan, days after the island elected an independence-leaning president. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s military channel said Jan. 212 the drills were held recently by the 31st army based in Xiamen, near the Taiwanese-held island of Kinmen….

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