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Headlines – October 16, 2017

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News Iraqi Forces Begin Assault Near Kurdish-Held City of Kirkuk – Iraqi state television said early Oct. 16 that Iraqi forces had begun an operation to seize the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its surrounding oil fields, despite weeks of urgent efforts by the United States to keep tensions between its allies from boiling over…

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News Briefs – October 16, 2017

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F-35 fighter jet undergoes equipment testing at Alaska base An F-35 fighter jet landed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to undergo testing on the aircraft’s ability to operate in cold conditions, according to a statement released by the U.S. Airforce. The F-35A Lightning II that arrived Oct. 12 was the first to land at…

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Headlines – October 13, 2017

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News Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack – A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said Oct. 12.   Marine helicopter catches fire, makes emergency landing – No injuries were…

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News Briefs – October 13, 2017

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China protests U.S. Navy sailing near South China Sea claims China on Oct. 11 protested the sailing of a U.S. Navy ship near its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying it would continue to take measures to protect Beijing’s interests in the vital waterway claimed by several nations. A U.S. official said the…

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Headlines – October 11, 2017

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News North Korean hackers Stole U.S.-South Korean military plans, lawmaker says – North Korean hackers stole a vast cache of data, including classified wartime contingency plans jointly drawn by the United States and South Korea, when they breached the computer network of the South Korean military last year, a South Korean lawmaker said Oct. 10….

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News Briefs – October 11, 2017

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UK’s BAE to cut some 2,000 defense industry jobs British defense company BAE Systems said Oct. 10 it is cutting almost 2,000 jobs in its military, maritime and intelligence services amid a slowdown in orders for its Typhoon fighter jets. CEO Charles Woodburn said in a statement that the cuts are necessary to “align our…

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Headlines – October 9, 2017

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News Mattis warns DOD against leaks in new memo – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a new warning Oct. 5 to all military and Defense Department civilian personnel against information leaks, and directed personnel to report suspected leaks, guidance that government transparency advocates said would have a chilling effect on the public’s right to know….

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News Briefs – October 9, 2017

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Officials identify two killed when hit by military vehicle Military officials have identified the two soldiers killed after a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation at an Army base in South Carolina. A statement from Fort Jackson Oct. 7 identified the dead as Pvt. Ethan Shrader of Prospect, Tenn., and Pvt. Timothy…

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2 soldiers killed, 6 hurt in SC when hit by military vehicle

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FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Military officials say two soldiers are dead and six are hurt after a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation at an Army base in South Carolina. Fort Jackson officials say two of the six soldiers injured Friday afternoon were in critical condition and all of the soldiers…

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Headlines – October 6, 2017

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News Three Green Berets killed in Niger, 2 others injured in attack – A joint American and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger, officials at U.S. Africa Command confirmed Oct. 4.     Business Airbus defense unit freezes capex, may miss cash goals: memo – Airbus Defence and Space has frozen capital…

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