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US-led coalition airstrikes eliminate key ISIL leaders in Syria, Iraq

Posted January 6, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have recently killed several prominent leaders of that organization, Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said during a news briefing Jan. 4, 2017. Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Dorrian…

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News Briefs – March 2, 2016

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Iraqi forces launch push to retake area north of Baghdad Iraq says security forces have launched a new push to retake a key area north of the capital, Baghdad, and dislodge Islamic State militants from there. A statement by the Joint Operations Command says the “new offensive” began early March 1 in an agricultural area…

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Headlines – May 19, 2017

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News NATO top brass recommend joining anti-ISIS coalition – NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.     Business Textron’s Fury hits moving vehicle in demo – Textron’s Fury, a lightweight precision-guided glide munition, successfully took out moving targets at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.,…

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Headlines – February 6, 2017

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News Military’s stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported – The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed.     Business Harris sells off government IT business – Harris Corp. is selling…

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Legendary pilot passes

Posted October 26, 2016 by

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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Headlines – February 8, 2016

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News Republicans gloat over Obama’s about-face on defense spending – The turnabout is causing a major credibility problem for the Defense Department ahead of the Feb. 9 release of the president’s new budget proposal, key lawmakers told POLITICO.     Business Night vision market to reach $7.7 billion by 2020 – The global night vision…

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Headlines – May 4, 2018

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News Russian fighter jet crashes after take-off in Syria, two pilots dead – A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on May 3, killing both pilots, Moscow’s Defence Ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies.     Business Hey, Marines. Russian grunts get new assault rifles, too…

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Headlines – December 7, 2015

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News Pentagon planning cuts in production, R&D – As it puts the finishing touches on its fiscal 2017 budget plan, the Pentagon is preparing to slow down programs in production and limit R&D funds to protect end strength and readiness levels.     Business Taiwan turning screws on Washington’s sub deal – In 2001, President…

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Headlines – January 10, 2018

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News SpaceX launched a spy satellite Jan. 7. It may have failed. What happens now? – SpaceX is denying it played any part in the apparent failure of an expensive, mysterious government satellite system that launched Jan. 7.     Business GAO dismisses Raytheon’s JSTARS protest, cementing Northrop as radar provider – Raytheon is officially…

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Headlines – January 4, 2015

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News The presidential candidates on defense – Contenders for the Democratic and Republican nominations sound off on national security, troop levels, the VA and more.     Business Lockheed ends 2015 with $5.3 billion C-130J deal – Lockheed Martin has capped off 2015 with contracts for 43 C-130J cargo aircraft of various shapes and breeds…

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