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Headlines – January 16, 2019

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News For the first time in history, a US military service is working without pay – As Coast Guard paychecks went undelivered Jan. 15 as the result of an ongoing partial government shutdown, the service’s top officer urged its members to stay the course.   New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone…

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News Briefs – January 16, 2019

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The justices on Jan. 14 left in place a federal appeals court ruling that more than 60 lawsuits over the burn pits…

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DOD says U.S. service members killed in Syria

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The U.S. military says four American service members were among 16 people killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria. Reports also state that more than a dozen people were injured. The military said in a tweet about the Jan. 16 blast in the northern Syrian town of Manbij: “We are still…

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Headlines – January 14, 2019

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News Plan calls for U.S. troop pullout from Syria to take months, bringing hundreds more troops in to assist – The U.S. military said Jan. 11 it has started taking steps to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military withdrawal from Syria. The announcement fueled concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon…

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News Briefs – January 14, 2019

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Turkey says its Syria offensive doesn’t hinge on U.S. pullout Turkey’s foreign minister says a planned Turkish military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria doesn’t depend on whether the United States withdraws its troops from the region. Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with NTV news channel on Jan. 10 that Turkey would…

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Headlines – January 11, 2019

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News New Pentagon chief under scrutiny over perceived Boeing bias – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s private remarks during his 18 months at the Pentagon have spurred accusations that he is boosting his former employer Boeing, people who have witnessed the exchanges told POLITICO — fueling questions about whether he harbors an unfair bias against…

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News Briefs – January 11, 2019

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Taiwan announces new-look military drills to counter China Taiwan’s military has announced a series of newly designed large-scale military drills for this year in response to China’s continuing threat to use force to gain control over the island. While Taiwan’s armed forces regularly hold such exercises, the official Central News Agency quoted Defense Ministry planning…

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Headlines – January 9, 2019

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News Two Marines, Navy corpsman under investigation in Iraq death of contractor and former Green Beret – Two Marines and a Navy corpsman are under investigation in the death of a Lockheed Martin contractor in northern Iraq.   Russia reportedly working on a longer-range version of deadly Kalibr cruise missile its adversaries already fear –…

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Headlines – January 7, 2019

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News Navy SEAL arraigned on war crime charges – Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher was arraigned Friday morning at Naval Base San Diego on a long list of criminal charges, including the premeditated murder of a wounded Islamic State prisoner of war.   As shutdown continues, lawmakers look to pay Coast Guard –…

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News Briefs – January 7, 2019

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U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabab extremists The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in southwestern Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shabab extremist group. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred Jan. 2 near Dheerow Sanle to “diminish al-Shabab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on…

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