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News Briefs – July 15, 2016

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Australia brings new amphibious forces to Hawaii exercises Australian soldiers are expected to lead a battalion in the storming of a Hawaii beach during the world’s largest maritime exercises this month, displaying amphibious military skills they’ve been building in recent years. For the first time, Australia’s navy has brought an amphibious assault ship to the…

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Headlines – July 14, 2016

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News Senate Democrats block DOD spending bill, seeking omnibus – With their blockage of defense appropriations, Democrats are signaling that they are done with the process for passing individual appropriations bills and want to negotiate an omnibus.     Business Turkish policy changes may mean bigger defense business – In May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

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News Briefs – July 14, 2016

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Germany to affirm stronger role on world stage Germany is affirming its growing role on the world stage in new security guidelines that mark another step away from its caution after World War II. A draft defense policy paper obtained by The Associated Press July 12 and due to be presented on Wednesday states that…

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Headlines – July 11, 2016

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News Going on offense: Obama’s new Afghan war policy begins to take shape – Now that President Obama has abandoned his plan to greatly scale back U.S.-involvement in the Afghan war, military commanders are drawing up plans to help Afghan forces hammer Taliban insurgents.   Carter: U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake…

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News Briefs – July 11, 2016

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Iranian fighter jet crashes, pilots survive Iranian state TV says an air force Sukhoi-24 has crashed while on patrol near the southern city of Shiraz, and that the two pilots ejected and survived. The July 10 report did not say what caused the fighter jet crash, but said an investigation is underway. Iran signed a…

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Air Force releases report on Reaper crash

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A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released July 11. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was assigned to the 432nd…

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Carter salutes Iraqi forces, announces 560 U.S. troops to deploy to Iraq

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During his visit to Baghdad July 11, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders, coalition commanders and U.S. troops and also announced that the United States, in close consultation with the Iraqi government, will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and…

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Headlines – July 8, 2016

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News Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation – President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and July 6 he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. Obama repeatedly promised to end the U.S. mission in Afghanistan before the end of his administration in 2017,…

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News Briefs – July 8, 2016

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Coroner ruled Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide. The San Diego County autopsy report released July 8 says Seaman James Derek Lovelace’s cause of…

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Headlines – July 6, 2016

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News NATO summit set to approve Afghanistan mission for another year – The Western military alliance is set this week to commit to extend its support of government forces in Afghanistan, where Taliban insurgents have made significant gains since international combat forces withdrew 18 months ago.   Congress’ shrinking calendar suggests omnibus, CR ahead –…

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