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News Briefs – November 30, 2018

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Russia to deploy more anti-aircraft missiles in Crimea A military official says Russia will boost the defense of the occupied Crimean peninsula with more anti-aircraft missiles. The Interfax news agency on Nov. 28 quoted Col. Vadim Astafyev, the top Defense Ministry official in Russia’s south, as saying that Russia will add one S-400 anti-aircraft missile…

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Special tactics Airman killed in action in Afghanistan

Posted November 30, 2018 by Senior Airman Joseph Pick

Courtesy photograph Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. A special tactics U.S. Air Force airman was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan,…

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Headlines – November 28, 2018

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News Three US troops killed, three others wounded in IED blast in Afghanistan – Three U.S. service members were killed and three more were wounded by an improvised explosive device Nov. 27 in Afghanistan, according to officials with the NATO mission to the country.     Business Japan to order 100 more F-35 fighters from…

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Roadside bomb kills three U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

Posted November 28, 2018 by AP

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Nov. 27, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in the last 17 months. The military said that three other service members were wounded when the bomb went off near the city of Ghazni….

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Headlines – November 26, 2018

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News Army Ranger killed in combat operations in Afghanistan – The Pentagon on Nov. 25 released the name of the soldier killed this weekend in Afghanistan.   Mattis explains new roles, authorities at border – Hours after the White House signed a directive late Nov. 20 expanding the authorities of U.S. troops at the Mexican…

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News Briefs – November 26, 2018

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Pentagon says troops at U.S. border to cost about $210 million The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so…

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NASA InSight lander arrives on Martian surface to learn what lies beneath

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Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile journey from Earth. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with rocky…

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Headlines – November 21, 2018

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News China has more nuclear subs than West believed – There’s an extra sub under construction, but no permanent nuclear deterrent at sea — yet.     Business Canadian watchdog sounds alarm over F-18 purchase, military priorities – Canada’s purchase of used F-18 aircraft from Australia will do nothing to boost the combat capability of…

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News Briefs – November 21, 2018

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Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS jamming Finland has summoned the Russian ambassador to express “concern regarding GPS signal disruption” that occurred during NATO’s vast Trident Juncture military drills in Norway “and the security risks it causes.” The Foreign Ministry tweeted Monday that after the meeting the country “expects further information from Russia and responsible…

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Headlines – November 19, 2018

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News Here’s what Pentagon’s first-ever audit found – The Pentagon’s first-ever audit discovered major flaws in how it handles IT processes and challenges with its internal tracking databases, but did not discover any major cases of fraud or abuse.     Business Australia makes its pick for drone fleet – Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne…

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