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Headlines – June 8, 2017

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News Russian fighter jet ‘dispatched’ to intercept U.S. heavy bomber over Baltic Sea – A Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. B-52 bomber over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry told Russian media outlets June 6.   THAAD deployment faces delay due to new environment assessment – South Korea’s defense ministry began preparations for…

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Headlines – June 29, 2016

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News Pentagon on Benghazi: Faster response wouldn’t have mattered – In response to harsh criticism that it failed to act during the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon conceded June 28 that the U.S. military reaction could have been faster, but that nothing it could have done would have saved the lives of the…

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EU launches new era in defense cooperation

Posted November 15, 2017 by Lorne Cook

European Union countries on Nov. 13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the EU confront its security challenges. Twenty-three of the EU’s 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Britain, which is…

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Headlines – April 10, 2017

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News Korea crisis deepens; U.S. dispatches the Carl Vinson strike group to the region – The head of all U.S. forces in the Pacific canceled a planned carrier exercises and port visits in Australia and redirected the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the waters off the Korean Peninsula as the U.S. weighs a series…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

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Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times April 11 and 12…

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News Briefs – March 30, 2016

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F-16 crashes in Afghanistan; pilot safely ejects An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing crashed during takeoff March 29 at about 8:30 p.m. local time near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The pilot safely ejected, was recovered by coalition forces, and is being evaluated by medical personnel at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital…

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Headlines – December 11, 2015

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News Pentagon seeks string of overseas bases to contain ISIS – As American intelligence agencies grapple with the expansion of the Islamic State beyond its headquarters in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed a new plan to the White House to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East….

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NASA hybrid electric research plane gets X number, new name

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With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

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Headlines – November 2, 2016

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News U.S. military may relax recruiting standards for fitness and pot use – Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a sweeping review of the military’s recruiting standards, saying current rules for screening new entrants may be “overly restrictive” and preventing America’s most talented young people from joining the ranks.     Business Report alleges new…

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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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