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Headlines – August 14, 2017

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News Two U.S. troops killed, 5 injured in northern Iraq – Two U.S. service members were killed and five others were injured Aug. 13 while conducting combat operations in northern Iraq, officials with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.   U.S. fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport – A…

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News Briefs – February 23, 2018

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Pentagon says ‘soon’ on 1st Guantanamo transfer under Trump The Pentagon will miss a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo home to Saudi Arabia, but an official says the transfer may occur soon. Ahmed Haza al-Darbi pleaded guilty in 2014 before a military commission at the U.S. base in Cuba to charges that included…

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President Trump unveils new Afghanistan, South Asia strategy

Posted August 23, 2017 by Jim Garamone

President Donald J. Trump Aug. 21 unveiled an expansive new strategy for South Asia aimed at bolstering American security. The new strategy encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Central Asian nations and extends into Southeast Asia. He stressed the strategy will not have artificial timelines built into it. Trump spoke before a crowd of hundreds of…

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Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approval

Posted March 7, 2018 by Lolita C. Baldor

A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn’t get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said. It doesn’t point to that failure as a cause of the deadly ambush. Initial…

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Headlines – August 11, 2017

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News Navy fighter aircraft crashes near Key West – A Navy F-5N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft from Fighter Composite Squadron 111 crashed into the ocean about 20 nautical miles southeast of Naval Air Station Key West Aug. 9, according to a press release from Naval Air Force Reserve Public Affairs.     Business Turkey…

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News Briefs – June 23, 2017

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Navy: USS Ford will officially join the fleet next month The nation’s newest aircraft carrier will officially join the fleet next month. Navy officials said June 20 in a statement that the USS Gerald R. Ford will be commissioned on July 22. The ceremony will take place at Naval Station Norfolk. The ship is named…

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Headlines – January 30, 2017

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News Military: First-known combat death since Trump in office – The U.S. military said Jan. 29 that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting its local al Qarda branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the U.S. military under President Donald Trump.   Kremlin…

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Headlines – May 5, 2017

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News Appropriators cut $20 million from B-21 program in omnibus spending bill – The Air Force’s secretive B-21 bomber took a hit in the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill, with congressional appropriators stripping about $20 million from the program, budget documents show.     Business Sweden orders signals intelligence ship – Saab has been awarded…

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Headlines – December 7, 2016

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News Last few Pearl Harbor survivors hope lessons outlive them – Three men, now in their mid-90s, are marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with memories of their survival and hope that lessons learned in the war that followed will outlive them.     Business Trump tweets U.S. should cancel…

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News Briefs – December 10, 2018

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U.S. Marines ID dead crew member in Japan warplanes crash The U.S. Marine Corps has identified a fighter pilot who died after his jet collided with a refueling aircraft during training off Japan’s coast, leaving five other Marines missing and one rescued. Two pilots were flying an F/A-18 Hornet that collided with a KC-130 Hercules…

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