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News Briefs – November 16, 2016

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Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan, Alaska. In an agreement signed Oct. 31, the Navy announced it will increase the number of testing events involving vessels at the Southeast…

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News Briefs – December 27, 2016

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Wisconsin residents worried about F-35 noise Dane County residents in Wisconsin say basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison would be too noisy. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Dec. 26 that people around Truax Field are already fed up with the noise from F-16s. Sara Petzold said the windows of her home on Madison’s north side…

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News Briefs – February 6, 2017

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Former Navy base now has more than 1,200 employees The agency that’s redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine says it has surpassed its five-year goal with more than double the number of projected jobs. Steve Levesque of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority says more than 100 entities doing business at Brunswick Landing…

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Headlines – March 13, 2017

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News Prosecuting Marines over nude photo scandal could be difficult – Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller March 10 promised action against any service member involved in the social media nude photo sharing scandal, but just what punishment these troops could face remains unclear.     Business L3 unveils new sensor system – L3 has…

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Headlines – April 15, 2017

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News Trump says NATO ‘no longer obsolete’ in series of foreign policy reversals – U.S. President Donald Trump has said NATO is “no longer obsolete,” a huge reversal from an oft-stated stance that alarmed U.S. allies, and one in a series of recent foreign policy U-turns.   Amid calls for more boots on the ground,…

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Headlines – May 17, 2017

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News ‘Areas of active hostilities:’ Trump’s troubling increases to Obama’s wars – The Defense Department is quietly scrambling to define a little-known term coined by the Obama administration that conveys vast authority over how and where it can fight wars, fearing that existing ambiguities could make military commanders less accountable and more liable under the…

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News Briefs – June 21, 2017

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U.S. says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria The U.S. military says it shot down what it called an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria. A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border. That is where U.S. forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for…

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Headlines – July 26, 2017

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News North Korea could cross ICBM threshold next year, U.S. officials warn – North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons….

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Headlines – August 25, 2017

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News Pentagon may have up to 20,000 troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan; it reports only 14,000 – The Pentagon may have far more troops serving in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan than it has officially told the American public, due to the way some forces aren’t included in an official count.     Business Northrop’s…

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News Briefs – September 27, 2017

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U.S. Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals The Army is making moves to deal with an embarrassing number of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. This includes putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a…

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