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Headlines – October 7, 2016

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News Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in U.S. – Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.     Business Poland drops Caracal helicopter talks with Airbus –…

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News Briefs – October 7, 2016

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EU forces, NATO and Bosnian Army conduct exercise in Bosnia MANJACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina–The European Union Force deployed in Bosnia, NATO troops from neighboring Kosovo and soldiers of the Bosnian Army have concluded their days-long exercise designed to show how effectively they can act if needed. A EUFOR statement said Oct. 5 the “Quick Response 2016” exercise…

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Headlines – October 5, 2016

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News Armed drone export standards sought by U.S., dozens of allies – The Obama administration is working with as many as 40 nations to develop principles for the export of armed drones — and unarmed versions configured to carry weapons — in recognition of the booming demand worldwide for pilotless aircraft.   Pentagon fronts bomb…

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News Briefs – October 5, 2016

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U.S. service member killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan The U.S. military says a U.S. commando has been killed in Afghanistan after being hit by a roadside bomb while on patrol with Afghan forces in a northeastern province bordering Pakistan. U.S. forces have been conducting counterterror operations with Afghan troops against Islamic State militants in…

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News Briefs – October 3, 2016

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Turkey renews OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq Turkey’s state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group. The resolution, first passed in 2014, was renewed Oct. 1, the first and only item on the…

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Headlines – September 30, 2016

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News U.S. sending 615 new forces to Iraq – The Pentagon is sending the troops to help bolster local forces as they prepare to invade the Islamic State group’s stronghold in Mosul.   Budget deal avoids government shutdown, finalizes next year’s VA budget – Congress averted a government shutdown with a rushed budget deal that…

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News Briefs – September 30, 2016

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Russian military says it’s ready to talk to US about Aleppo The Russian military said Sept. 28 it’s ready to resume contacts with its U.S. counterparts over the situation in Syria, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to cut all cooperation with Moscow on Syria unless an onslaught on Aleppo ends. Lt….

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Headlines – September 28, 2016

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News Marine Corps may replace ‘The Few, The Proud’ as its recruiting slogan – The Marine Corps has always been an elite fighting force, but it may have outgrown its current recruiting slogan, “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.”     Business DARPA picks BAE’s smart handheld EW sensor – BAE Systems has been awarded…

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News Briefs – September 28, 2016

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EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army European Union nations pressed ahead Sept. 27 with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters. With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe’s capacity to run…

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Headlines – September 26, 2016

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News F-35A catches fire at Mountain Home Air Force Base – An F-35A caught fire during an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Air Force confirmed to Defense News.     Business CACI awarded $77 million special operations contract – CACI has been awarded a $77 million contract to provide communications for…

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