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Headlines – October 2, 2017

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News After string Of collisions, Navy will broadcast ship coordinates in busy waters – In the wake of deadly collisions between U.S. warships and commercial vessels, the Navy is issuing new orders that instruct its commanders operating in congested waterways to switch on an identifying beacon to help avoid crashes.     Business How one…

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News Briefs – October 2, 2017

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Greece: Joint air force drills with Cyprus, Egypt, Israel Greece’s defense minister says plans are being drawn up for joint air force drills with Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and other European countries as part of efforts to bolster stability in the eastern Mediterranean. Panos Kammenos’ remarks Oct. 1 came after a military parade in the Cypriot…

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Navy training aircraft reported missing

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At approximately 6 p.m., Oct. 1, Training Air Wing 1, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., was made aware of the reports of a jet crash near Tellico Plains, Tenn., in the Cherokee National Forest. Training Air Wing 1 and Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) are investigating the possibility that it is…

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Headlines – September 29, 2017

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News Pentagon asks Congress to move $416 million for missile defense – The Pentagon is asking Congress to move $416 million to missile defense programs that was originally allocated to other defense accounts as the Trump administrations mulls military responses to North Korea’s recent belligerence.     Business British prime minister slams Boeing for undermining…

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News Briefs – September 29, 2017

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Russia says its airstrike kills 5 al-Qaida branch warlords The Russian Defense Ministry says its airstrike has killed five warlords of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria. Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov in a statement Sept. 27 said the military targeted the warlords, who Moscow says are responsible for attacking Russian military police in Hama…

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U.S. slaps 220 percent duty on Canada’s Bombardier jets

Posted September 29, 2017 by Paul Wiseman and Rob Gillies

The Commerce Department slapped duties of nearly 220 percent on Canada's Bombardier C Series aircraft Sept. 26 in a victory for Boeing that is likely to raise tensions between the United States and its allies Canada and Britain.

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Headlines – September 27, 2017

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News Syrian war drags on, but Assad’s future looks as secure as ever – Although Syria’s bloody six-year war is far from over, one result is already becoming clear: President Bashar al-Assad looks as though he is here to stay.   Live-fire show of force by troops from China’s first overseas military base – Troops…

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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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Headlines – September 25, 2017

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News New order bars almost all travel from seven countries – President Trump on Sept. 24 issued a new order banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries, including most of the nations covered by his original travel ban, citing threats to national security posed by letting their citizens into the country….

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News Briefs – September 25, 2017

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Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country. The Guard’s website did not say how long the drill will last, only that airborne and missile units…

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