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Headlines – May 11, 2016

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News X-37B approaches a year in space on its secret military mission – One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the U.S. military is approaching a year in orbit.     Business U.S. diplomats at SOFEX highlight defense industry prospects in Middle East – Commercial officers from the U.S. embassy in…

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Headlines – June 14, 2017

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News Trump gives Mattis authority to send more troops to Afghanistan – President Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, three administration officials said Tuesday, opening the door for sending more American forces to a war that the Pentagon chief acknowledged the United States was “not winning.”…

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Headlines – March 6, 2017

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News North Korea fires several ballistic missiles: Seoul military – North Korea March 6 fired several ballistic missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.     Business Harris Corp. to provide UAE with battle…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2016

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Air Force applying study of OSU athletes to Special Forces An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces teams in action. More than 100 wrestlers along with men’s and women’s lacrosse players will…

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News Briefs – July 1, 2016

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Russian defense minister promises response to NATO’s buildup Russia’s defense minister says the military will respond in kind to NATO’s buildup near Russian borders. Sergei Shoigu said June 29 the deployment of additional NATO units and weapons in Eastern Europe “has undermined strategic stability.” He voiced concern that NATO’s activities near Russia’s borders could expand…

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News Briefs – February 19, 2016

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Alabama Army contractor gets prison for taking kickbacks An Alabama man once employed by an Army contractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to taking kickbacks and evading taxes. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Victor Villalobos of Enterprise, Ala., was sentenced Feb. 17 by a judge in the Southern District…

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News Briefs – November 18, 2016

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U.S. disputes Jordan’s claim that Americans caused shooting The U.S. Embassy in Jordan on Nov. 17 disputed Amman’s claim that U.S. trainers sparked a deadly shooting incident at a Jordanian military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers. The shooting killed three Americans. The three slain Americans were assigned to the 5th Special…

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Headlines – June 27, 2017

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News House poised to add billions to Trump’s military budget – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says it’s not President Donald Trump’s fault his defense budget proposal is billions below what the military needs.   Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets – Western technology companies,…

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News Briefs – November 13, 2017

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Southern California plant flourishing under bomber program PALMDALE, Calif.–Call it the bomber boom. A Northrop Grumman contract to build top-secret B-21 stealth bombers has brought more than a thousand new employees to the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles. The U.S. Air Force contract for 100 of the bat-winged aircraft is estimated to run about…

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Headlines – July 23, 2018

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News Trump, Iran’s Rouhani trade angry threats – U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries.     Business Why BAE Systems doesn’t want a real cockpit in its Tempest – BAE System’ surprise presentation of a full-scale model for its Tempest fighter…

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