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Headlines – December 11, 2015

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News Pentagon seeks string of overseas bases to contain ISIS – As American intelligence agencies grapple with the expansion of the Islamic State beyond its headquarters in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed a new plan to the White House to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East….

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Navy officer accused of espionage; now held in Navy brig

Posted April 13, 2016 by Robert Burns

The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said April 11. A Navy document that describes multiple charges against Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin accuses him of failing to report foreign contacts and says that on multiple occasions he gave…

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Headlines – October 10, 2018

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News Mattis orders fighter jet readiness to jump to 80 percent — in one year – Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ordered the Air Force and Navy to get mission capable rates for four key tactical aircraft up above 80 percent by the end of next September, a daunting challenge given the current readiness…

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News Briefs – August 1, 2016

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Turkey’s president reforms military after failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree July 31 that introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the Turkish armed forces further under civilian authority. The decree, the third to have been issued after a three-month state…

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News Briefs – June 4, 2018

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In rare win, Boeing worker unit unionizes in South Carolina Flight-line employees at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted to unionize in a rare victory for organized labor in the South. News outlets report 104 of the 169 workers who cast ballots May 31 voted to have the International Association of Machinists represent them in…

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Workers walk out on strike against rocket company

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DECATUR, Al.–Workers who build and launch rockets have gone on strike in Alabama, Florida and California. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted May 6 to reject a three-year contract offer from United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado. The strike, which began May 7, involves about 300 workers who assemble rockets…

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Headlines – January 27, 2016

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News Pentagon in open brawl over spending priorities – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is facing an open revolt in his own ranks.   U.S. military changes how it discloses civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria – As the U.S. military prepares to expand its operations against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and…

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News Briefs – October 26, 2016

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USS Wasp to move from Virginia to Japan The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp will be moving from Norfolk, Va., to Sasebo, Japan, next year. The U.S. Navy said in a news release Oct. 24 that the move is part of a rebalancing strategy to increase its presence in the Pacific. It will be part…

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News Briefs – October 26, 2015

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Iran slams U.S. jailing of engineer for documents smuggling The Iranian government has criticized the decision by a U.S. court to sentence an engineer with dual citizenship to more than eight years in prison for trying to send sensitive military documents to Iran. Iran’s official IRNA news agency on Sunday quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh…

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Headlines – December 12, 2016

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News Government shutdown averted with spending through April – President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that keeps the government open and funded through April 28 and includes the Pentagon’s highest procurement priorities.   Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening…

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