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News Briefs – December 6, 2017

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U.S. Navy’s second stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for 1st time The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time Dec. 4, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for builder trials. The future USS Michael Monsoor carefully navigated the winding Kennebec River in…

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Headlines – December 4, 2017

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News Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified information – A former National Security Agency employee admitted on Dec. 1 that he had illegally taken from the agency classified documents believed to have subsequently been stolen from his home computer by hackers working for Russian intelligence.     Business Mattis says Boeing working to…

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News Briefs – December 4, 2017

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Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem. As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can’t do so again…

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Headlines – December 1, 2017

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News It’s official: Romania signs deal to buy U.S. missile defense system – Romania announced it wanted to buy Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense systems from the U.S. government in April and has been on the fast track to getting those systems, signing an agreement to make the purchase Nov. 29.   British military…

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News Briefs – December 1, 2017

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Thunderbirds commander relieved of duty Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. Te Thunderbirds, has been relieved of command upon the completion of the 2017 season. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the 57th Wing commander at Nellis aIr Force Base, Nev., relieved Heard effective Nov. 20. While Heard…

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Headlines – November 29, 2017

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News North Korea’s highest missile test yet means they could hit Washington – After months of quiet, North Korea resumed testing of its ballistic missile program Nov. 28, launching its highest missile to date, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.   U.S. faces uphill battle recouping arms from Syrian Kurds – The Donald Trump administration plans to…

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News Briefs – November 29, 2017

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Report: North Korea fires ballistic missile The Yonhap news agency reports that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile. South Korea’s military says the missile was fired from an area north of Pyongyang early Nov. 29. The news agency reported South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff saying that it and U.S. authorities are analyzing the…

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News Briefs – November 27, 2017

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Report: UK warship aborts Navy mission to Persian Gulf The Times newspaper says the Royal Navy has cut short a mission to the Persian Gulf region because of the breakdown of one of its most advanced warships. The newspaper said Nov. 23 that the highly sophisticated HMS Diamond is returning to Britain because of a…

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Headlines – November 22, 2017

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News Air Force: Afghanistan airstrikes spike while anti-ISIS bombings decrease – The number of weapons released in Afghanistan hit its highest monthly point in nearly seven years in October, and the total number of weapons released this year is on track to nearly triple over 2016.   Military recovers additional remains from Niger ambush –…

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U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

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Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean Nov. 22, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the…

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