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Headlines – August 1, 2018

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News Trump, Defense Secretary Mattis often appear at odds on key policies. Here’s a breakdown of their differences – If their public statements are any indication, President Donald Trump and his secretary of Defense are quietly at odds with each other over several crucial national security policies, including how to deal with Russia.    …

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News Briefs – August 1, 2018

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Navy’s first female admiral has died Rear Admiral Alene Duerk, the Navy’s first female admiral, who became a trailblazer as the Navy opened up more opportunities for women, has died. She was 98 years old. The Naval History and Heritage Command says that Duerk died July 21. She had been living in a suburb of…

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North Korea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains

Posted August 1, 2018 by Robert Burns

Air Force photograph United Nations Command returned 55 cases of remains from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, to Osan Air Base, July 27, 2018. Members of the command and the Osan community were on hand at the arrival ceremony. When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that…

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Headlines – July 30, 2018

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News Mattis: U.S. military teams may go to North Korea to look for more war remains – Hours after a U.S. Air Force C-17 returned from North Korea with the first U.S. war remains to come back in years, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that relations between the two countries may be warming to the…

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News Briefs – July 30, 2018

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RAF Typhoons respond to Russian warplane over Black Sea Typhoons from Britain’s Royal Air Force based in Romania have been scrambled in response to a Russian warplane flying near NATO airspace over the Black Sea. The RAF said the fighter jets went into action July 26 from an air base near the port of Constanta…

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Headlines – July 27, 2018

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News Dozens of lawmakers warn Defense Department: Don’t whitewash climate change report – A Department of Defense report on how vulnerable military installations are to floods, rising sea levels, drought and catastrophic storms only mentions “climate change” once — a fact that has irked more than 40 Democratic and Republican lawmakers who have warned the…

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News Briefs – July 27, 2018

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Proposal would shift F-16 unit to Air Guard base in Tucson The U.S. Air Force wants to move an F-16 fighter squadron that trains Taiwanese pilots from one base in Arizona to another. The Air Force said it is proposing that the 21st Fighter squadron with its 14 jets and 191 personnel be moved from…

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U.S. receives fallen service members’ remains from North Korea

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker A United Nations Honor Guard member carries remains during a dignified return ceremony at Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 27, 2018. The United Nations Command with support from U.S. Forces Korea repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic People’s…

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Headlines – July 25, 2018

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News No space force for Trump in big Pentagon policy bill – U.S. President Donald Trump wants a new military “Space Force,” but Congress isn’t ready for blast off.   JSTARS Recap is officially dead – The Air Force scored a major win in the 2019 defense authorization bill: Not only will it be able…

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News Briefs – July 25, 2018

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Russia’s Lavrov meets Germany’s Merkel for talks on Syria The German government says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the head of the Russian military have met Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin for talks on Syria and Ukraine. The government said the July 24 meeting between Lavrov, German counterpart Heiko Maas, Merkel and the chief…

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