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News Briefs – April 20, 2018

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Ex-Russian officer’s convictions upheld in U.S. forces attack A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a former Russian military officer who received a life sentence for leading a 2009 Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 18 in the case of Irek Hamidullin, who…

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Headlines – April 18, 2018

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News U.S. senators introduce new war authorization with no expiration date – President Donald Trump would get broad authority to use force against terrorist groups, with no expiration date, under a new bipartisan proposal unveiled in the U.S. Senate April 16.     Business Pentagon cited Boeing over quality concerns going back years – Boeing…

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News Briefs – April 18, 2018

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Memorial held for Thunderbirds pilot killed in crash SANTA CLARITA, Calif.–Fighter jets flew overhead in the missing-man formation during a Southern California memorial for a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot who was killed in a crash during training. Family, friends and fellow pilots remembered Maj. Stephen Del Bagno during the gathering Sunday at Saugus High…

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Senators introducing new war powers resolution

Posted April 18, 2018 by Lisa Mascaro

The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are set to unveil a bipartisan resolution authorizing the use of military force overseas, accelerating a debate that Congress has been reluctant to have, but that’s taking on new urgency after President Donald Trump’s strikes on Syria. The resolution from Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Tim Kaine,…

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Headlines – April 16, 2018

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News F-22 Raptor came to a rest on its belly during major mishap April 13 at NAS Fallon – An F-22A Raptor belonging to Elmendorf Air Force Base’s 3rd Wing was involved in a major mishap this weekend. Details remain sketchy and are likely to change, but a source told The War Zone that the…

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News Briefs – April 16, 2018

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Simulated chemical incident part of Jordan-US military drill The United States and Jordan have launched a 12-day military exercise with scenarios ranging from border security to counter-terrorism and for the first time a simulated chemical incident. The Eager Lion drill started April 15, a day after the U.S., France and Britain launched missiles at Syrian…

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Headlines – April 13, 2018

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News DOD halts F-35 deliveries amid repair bill disagreement with Lockheed – The Pentagon has suspended acceptance of most F-35 deliveries as manufacturer Lockheed Martin and the F-35 program office debate who should be responsible for fixing jets after a production issue last year.     Business Orbital ATK expansions anticipate surge in DOD advanced…

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News Briefs – April 13, 2018

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U.S. military opens annual counter-terrorism training in Niger Six months after the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger led to questions about the military’s presence in the West African nation, the U.S. special operations command in Africa on April 11 opened its annual counterterror exercise in the face of a growing extremist threat. The Flintlock…

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Headlines – April 10, 2018

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News Trump urged to hit Syria harder this time, despite risks – More forcible response could provoke escalation of conflict.   More shows canceled as Air Force Thunderbirds mourn lost pilot – The Thunderbirds have canceled two more shows in the wake of the crash that killed one of its pilots.     Business Major…

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News Briefs – April 11, 2018

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U.S. carrier sails in disputed sea as China shows own force A U.S. aircraft carrier is sailing through the disputed South China Sea in the latest display of America’s military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities in the strategic sea it claims almost in its entirety. The U.S. Navy flew…

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