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News Briefs – May 20, 2016

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Pentagon: Chinese jets fly close to U.S. spy plane The Pentagon says two Chinese fighter jets flew within about 50 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane May 17 in international airspace over the South China Sea. The Pentagon characterized the incident as an unsafe intercept and said it is being reviewed. A U.S. military…

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

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A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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Headlines – May 18, 2016

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News Senate confirms Eric Fanning, first openly gay service secretary – The Senate May 17 confirmed Eric Fanning, the White House nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay man to hold an armed service’s top civilian position.     Business Saab chief: Spike in NATO spending would…

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Headlines – May 16, 2016

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News Navy SEALs secret medals reveal heroism during past 15 years – Citations for two Navy Crosses and more than 100 Silver Star medals awarded secretly to Navy SEALs and a Marine for “extraordinary heroism” in the last 15 years reflect the fierce battles that have been fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to records…

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News Briefs – May 16, 2016

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Poland’s defense minister accused of undermining military Several former Polish defense ministers are calling for the dismissal of the current minister, arguing that he is undermining the image of Poland’s military within NATO and Polish society itself. The letter, made public May 15, comes several days after Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz accused his predecessors of…

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Headlines – May 13, 2016

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News Senate Defense Bill would blow up DOD acquisition chief’s job – Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is seeking to erase the office of the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer and divide its duties between two positions, one of them a new chief technological innovator for the Defense Department.     Business ManTech to support…

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News Briefs – May 13, 2016

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Putin says Russian arms industries meet production targets Russia’s arms industries have met most production goals for new weapons, but some contracts haven’t been fulfilled, President Vladimir Putin said May 12. Putin, who spoke at a meeting with military officials and defense industry leaders in Sochi, said the military last year received 96 planes, 81…

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Headlines – May 11, 2016

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News X-37B approaches a year in space on its secret military mission – One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the U.S. military is approaching a year in orbit.     Business U.S. diplomats at SOFEX highlight defense industry prospects in Middle East – Commercial officers from the U.S. embassy in…

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News Briefs – May 11, 2016

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China hopes for progress with new Philippine government China said May 10 that it hopes to work with the Philippines’ new government to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea, but insisted the onus is on Manila to lower tensions. Beijing hopes the Philippines will “meet China halfway, taking concrete measures to properly deal…

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Navy SEAL posthumously promoted

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Navy photograph Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. On May 11 the Navy announced that a SEAL killed in action last week will be posthumously advanced to chief petty officer. Petty Officer First Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, died May 3 in Tall Usquf, Iraq,…

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