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Headlines – November 16, 2015

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News: France launches fierce assault on ISIS targets in Syria in coordination with U.S. defense officials – The French statement said the operation, launched from bases in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, was conducted in coordination with U.S. forces, which have compiled an extensive target list in Raqqa. White House delays plan to close…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2015

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Critics: Navy littoral ship program not meeting expectations The latest U.S. Navy littoral combat ship was set to sail into Milwaukee Nov. 15, but critics of the program contend the $400 million vessels still have not met expectations. The Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., employs about 2,000 people building the ships designed for…

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Headlines – November 13, 2015

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News: ‘Jihadi John:’ U.S. air strike targets Islamic State militant in Syria – U.S. forces have carried out an air strike targeting the Islamic State group militant “Jihadi John,” with a “high degree of certainty” he was hit. Prime Minister David Cameron said if the strike had been successful, killing Mohammed Emwazi was “the right…

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News Briefs – November 13, 2015

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Senate passes $80B measure for veterans, military bases The Senate passed its first spending bill of the year Nov. 10, a popular $80 billion measure for veterans’ programs and construction projects on military bases long delayed by infighting over the broader budget. The 93-0 vote sends the measure into House-Senate negotiations, where it is likely…

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Headlines – November 11, 2015

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News Defense authorization bill clears Congress again – The 2016 defense authorization bill is headed to the White House – again. Senate approves VA funding for fiscal 2016 – Senate lawmakers advanced plans for a $166 billion Veterans Affairs Department budget for fiscal 2016, a potential next step not only for veterans program funding but…

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News Briefs – November 11, 2015

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Military identifies remains of seven Pearl Harbor ‘unknowns’ The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said Nov. 9. The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified. In June,…

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Headlines – November 9, 2015

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News: More U.S. troops possible in Syria, Defense Sec. Ash Carter says – Just days after the White House announced that President Obama had authorized the deployment of a small contingent of special operations forces to the war-torn country of Syria, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said more American troops could “absolutely” be sent into…

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News Briefs – November 9, 2015

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AC-130J accident report released Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has released an Accident Investigation Board report for the mishap involving an AC-130J Ghostrider that occurred April 21, 2015. The mishap occurred while conducting a medium risk flying qualities test sortie over the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 40 miles south of…

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Naval missile test off California creates streaking light

Posted November 9, 2015 by Christopher Weber

A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast the evening of Nov. 7, officials said. Kevin Stack was walking to dinner with his young son in…

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Headlines – November 6, 2015

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News: House votes to approve 2016 defense policy bill – The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Nov. 5 to approve the 2016 defense policy bill that complies with the terms of the overarching budget deal between the president and congressional leadership, teeing up a vote in the Senate next week.     Business: Belarus eyes fighter…

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