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Headlines – January 9, 2019

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News Two Marines, Navy corpsman under investigation in Iraq death of contractor and former Green Beret – Two Marines and a Navy corpsman are under investigation in the death of a Lockheed Martin contractor in northern Iraq.   Russia reportedly working on a longer-range version of deadly Kalibr cruise missile its adversaries already fear –…

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Headlines – January 7, 2019

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News Navy SEAL arraigned on war crime charges – Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher was arraigned Friday morning at Naval Base San Diego on a long list of criminal charges, including the premeditated murder of a wounded Islamic State prisoner of war.   As shutdown continues, lawmakers look to pay Coast Guard –…

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News Briefs – January 7, 2019

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U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabab extremists The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in southwestern Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shabab extremist group. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred Jan. 2 near Dheerow Sanle to “diminish al-Shabab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on…

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Headlines – January 4, 2019

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News Chinese spacecraft becomes first ever to touch down on dark side of the moon – A Chinese spacecraft has made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon as it transmitted a never-before-seen image of the unexplored surface. Lunar explorer Chang’e-4 touched down at 10.26am local time, state media reported, and took…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2019

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Pakistan army says it shot down India drone over Kashmir Pakistan’s military says it has shot down a second Indian spy drone in two days flying in Pakistani airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor says Pakistani troops downed the drone Jan. 2 along the…

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Headlines – January 2, 2019

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News New acting Defense secretary on first day: I look forward to carrying out Trump’s vision at Pentagon – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan started his first day on the job Jan. 1 with a welcome memo that asserted the Pentagon “remains focused on safeguarding our nation” under the direction of President Trump.   Why…

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News Briefs – January 2, 2019

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U.S. Army looks for a few good robots, sparks industry battle The Army is looking for a few good robots. These robots won’t be designed to fight, but to help the men and women who do by defusing bombs and scouting enemy positions. Though the robots aren’t expected to take up arms, the companies making…

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Headlines – December 28, 2018

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News Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. withdraw its troops after Trump’s surprise visit – Iraqi lawmakers Dec. 27 demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.   Russia says its new weapon is 27 times faster…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2018

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Albanian navy extends help for EU’s maritime border mission Albania’s Defense Ministry has extended for a year its navy’s participation in the search-and-rescue operations of the European Union’s border control force, Frontex. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka on Dec. 26 said the mission of a warship, mainly in the Aegean Sea, will continue in 2019. Xhacka…

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Headlines – December 26, 2018

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News U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition announces Syria strikes after Trump orders withdrawal – The U.S.-led military coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria announced Dec. 25 airstrikes and coordinated attacks against the terrorist group’s strongholds in Syria, days after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.   Mattis signs order…

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