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Headlines – January 5, 2018

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News Lawmakers move to limit Trump authority to launch nuke – U.S. lawmakers are offering legislation to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to launch a nuclear first strike after he heckled North Korea’s leader about the comparative size of his “nuclear button.”     Business Boeing seeks Embraer control, with defense safeguards – Boeing is…

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News Briefs – January 5, 2018

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U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier — Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, of Fort Lee, N.J. — has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan. A military statement issued Jan. 2 said four other soldiers were wounded in the Jan. 1 battle in the Achin district of…

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Headlines – January 3, 2018

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News One U.S. soldier killed, four wounded in Afghanistan – One U.S. service member was killed and four others were wounded during a combat engagement Jan. 1 in Afghanistan, according to a Jan. 2 release from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.   Tricare allotment snafu hits more than 4,000 Prime beneficiaries – More than 4,000 Tricare Prime beneficiaries…

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News Briefs – January 3, 2018

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U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan. A military statement issued Jan. 2 said four other soldiers were wounded in the Jan. 1 battle in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. It said two of the wounded were in stable condition…

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Headlines – December 29, 2017

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News Afghanistan suicide attack: Dozens killed in Kabul – At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.   Nigeria says U.S. agrees delayed $593 million fighter plane sale – The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons…

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News Briefs – December 29, 2017

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Air Force releases findings of 2016 F-16CM mishap Pacific Air Forces completed an Accident Investigation Board following a December 2016 aircraft mishap involving an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The board concluded that the primary cause of the mishap was the left main landing gear of the F-16CM striking debris…

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Headlines – December 27, 2017

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News Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from Vandenberg AFB – A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Dec. 22, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.   Japan, South Korea may refit naval ships for F-35 fighters – Amid growing tensions in…

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News Briefs – December 27, 2017

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British navy escorts Russian warship near UK waters Britain’s Royal Navy has escorted one of Russia’s warships through the North Sea near U.K. waters, officials said Dec. 26, amid increasing tensions between the two countries. The HMS St. Albans with 190 sailors on board was used to escort the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate Dec. 25…

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Headlines – December 22, 2017

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News U.S. troops to remain in Iraq and Syria for the foreseeable future – Despite the liberation of Mosul and Raqqa and the pending defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, there are no near-term plans for U.S. troops to begin drawing down forces in the region.     Business Lockheed late delivering its F-35s…

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News Briefs – December 22, 2017

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Interior Dept. says U.S. relies on China for critical minerals The United States is reliant on China and other nations for the overwhelming majority of critical minerals used by the military and for manufacturing everything from smartphones to wind turbines and cars, a new federal report says. The report released Dec. 19 by the U.S….

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